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#Methotrexate is the nr1⃣drug of choice for Rheumatoid #Arthritis.

MTX's history is eventful, and deserves a 🧵

🔹It started with childhood leukeamia
🔹Sleeping Beauty in the 1960-70's
🔹Awakened by Hoffmeister
🔹FDA👍1988 and 🔝 in the 1990's

1/🧵 #RheumTwitter #MedTwitter
The start:
🔹1948, Dr Farber treated 5 children with #leukemia with Aminopterin, an anti-folate & precursor of #MTX, with outstanding results

🔹1951, first positive results of Aminopterin in #RA & #Psoriasis pts

Despite this, Aminopterin was aborted in RA

2/🧵 #RheumTwitter
MTX enters:
Due to difficulties in manufacturing, Aminopterin was modified and MTX was created.

🔹1962, positive results with MTX in both RA and #PSA

🔹Next 10 years: MTX was extensively studied in #psoriasis but halted in #RA

🔹In RA, MTX becomes the Sleeping Beauty👸💤

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Methotrexate is an important part of lupus care. We are aware of reports that some people are having difficulty accessing methotrexate in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs case. Image
The health of all people with lupus is of utmost importance to the Lupus Foundation of America. We are working with our Medical-Scientific Advisory Council to guide our efforts going forward so we can help ensure that people with lupus have access to the treatments they need.
If you are a person with #lupus experiencing challenges accessing #methotrexate (#MTX), please email with details of your experience.
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joining the choir of women who have now had their methotrexate (which i have to take to you know…not die) refills denied bc it is considered an abortifacient & am begging someone, anyone, to explain to me — like i’m a tiny lil fetus — how this fits into the pro-life narrative
and like…i’m literally infertile now? so pls also explain why the actual fuck it matters if i am taking an “abortifacient” if i am incapable of conceiving a fucking fetus u goddamn mothering fucking murderous inbred ignoramuses
or mother****fucking but “mothering” fucking is fine too whatever
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1/ OK, so today #OBGynInternChallenge diagnosed an ectopic! What do you do once that's accomplished? Let's talk about treatment with a #tweetorial! We'll do these occasionally to cover content we couldn't get to in our @learnarist course. Bonus knowledge! #MedEd #FOAMed #FOAMob
2/ When you think about #treatment for any medical condition, it can be helpful to organize your thoughts into three broad categories: #medical, #surgical, and #expectant. We often forget about that last one! #MedTwitter #OBGynTwitter
3/ With #ectopic #pregnancy, #surgery is what you probably think of first. It's appropriate in three cases: 1) hemodynamically unstable patient; 2) a patient who desires surgery instead of medical therapy; 3) a patient has a contraindication to medical therapy.
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Concerned about the #COVID19 vaccines and autoimmune disease?

Both the #Moderna and #Pfizer vaccines do not contain an attenuated virus or instructions (via mRNA) to make viral particles that could replicate in vaccine recipients. (1/n)
I have psoriatic arthritis (on #methotrexate for about a decade) and had no hesitation to receive the vaccine @sloan_kettering. I am fortunate and was able to stop methotrexate for one month prior - this is atypical for most patients with autoimmune diseases - and will (2/n)
resume the medication a month after the second shot. I stress that this is not a medical recommendation for other patients with psoriatic arthritis or any other autoimmune disease. Patients should discuss how treatments for autoimmune conditions may impact vaccine immunity (3/n)
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All right #dermtwitter & #medtwitter, it's time for the...

@MedDermSoc & @DermHospitalist Mini-Symposium on #COVID19 & #dermatology!!

I will be attempting to #livetweet the Zoom meeting!

Join along if you'd like. I will be using the h/t #COVIDDerm!

@RoxanaDaneshjou @dschless
Let's get started!!!!

Your cohosts are super excited to have you join. To give a little background, this meeting was planned in ~1 week, and we have over 500 RSVPs!

@MishaRosenbach now kicking us off with #COVIDDerm! Image
.@DrEstherFreeman is speaking and reminding us all to register our #COVID19 #dermatology cases in the @AADskin #COVID registry!

Reminder to do so here:

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