Effects of methotrexate in the lungs.

Question

What are the effects of methotrexate in the lungs, short and long term. (for a WG patient)

Answer

MTX dose not have a direct toxic effect on the lungs. A very small group of patients can experience an allergic type reaction in the lung to MTX, but this is fairly rare and generally clears when MTX is stopped.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University