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I have RA and my infusion went badly. The nurse

I have RA and my infusion went badly. The nurse puncture my vein and Remicade went into my tissue around the IV site. It's been 5 weeks and I still have a lump and now I'm experiencing pain in my left underarm/chest area.What are some side effects I should be looking out for?
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
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