Methotrexate in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Nodular Vasculitis

  • Sudip Parajuli Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Kamal Raj Dhital Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Keywords: ATT; methotrexate; nodular vasculitis.


We report a case of recalcitrant nodular vasculitis in a 23 years old male who was treated successfully with methotrexate. He presented to our Dermatology out Patient Department, Tribhuvan university teaching hospital with complaints of recurrent painful discharging ulcer over bilateral calf and lower legs of three years duration. The diagnosis of nodular vasculitis was made on the basis of the clinical presentation and the histopathological findings. The patient was treated with antituberculosis treatment with initial good response; however the lesions persisted later on, despite completing the course of ATT. The patient did not respond to treatment with systemic corticosteroids also. On starting methotrexate, the lesion started healing within a period of two weeks and there
was significant improvement in subsequent one month. This case report highlights the efficacy of methotrexate in the treatment of recalcitrant nodular vasculitis. 

Keywords: ATT; methotrexate; nodular vasculitis.


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How to Cite
Parajuli, S., & Dhital, K. R. (2015). Methotrexate in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Nodular Vasculitis. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 53(200), 298-300.
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