Published online Aug 6, 2013. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v2.i3.90
Revised: June 27, 2013
Accepted: August 2, 2013
Published online: August 6, 2013
Core tip: To the best of our knowledge, it is the first case reported of renal artery thrombosis after infliximab infusion. Evidence for drug induced toxicities are usually lacking and the diagnosis in our patient was based on both intrinsic and extrinsic criteria in favour of a direct consequence of infliximab administration. In the literature, only few reports have been published on arterial or venous thrombosis with these drugs. The arterial thrombosis are unusual and are mostly myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accident. Renal arterial thrombosis in patient receiving infliximab is possible and clinician should be aware of this challenging unusual condition.