We describe three patients with RA who developed cirrhosis while taking low dose methotrexate (MTX). This report includes a review of the risk factors for cirrhosis occurring in association with MTX. Two of these patients were part of a prospective study to quantify changes in pericellular and total collagen in 76 patients with RA receiving low dose pulse MTX, giving a point prevalence of cirrhosis of 2.63%.
- Liver biopsy
- Rheumatoid arthritis