Eyelid Merkel cell carcinoma in a patient treated with golimumab
Purpose: To describe a clinical case of biopsy-proven Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid following golimumab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: Interventional case report. Results: A 73-year-old woman with a history of chronic RA presented with a right upper eyelid mass. She had been treated with golimumab (tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors) injection therapy for the past 6 months. A biopsy showed findings suggestive of a Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid. Conclusions: Merkel cell carcinoma may be associated with anti-TNF treatment and should be included in the differential diagnosis of an eyelid tumor in patients treated with TNF inhibitors.
|Keywords||Golimumad, Merkel cell carcinoma, rheumatoid arthritis, TNF inhibitors|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1080/01676830.2017.1353118, hdl.handle.net/1765/101695|
Hanafi, H, Verdijk, R.M, & Paridaens, A.D.A. (2017). Eyelid Merkel cell carcinoma in a patient treated with golimumab. Orbit, 1–5. doi:10.1080/01676830.2017.1353118