Biotherapies in large vessel vasculitis

G. Pazzola, F. Muratore, N. Pipitone, C. Salvarani

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Abstract

The mainstay of therapy of large vessel vasculitides (LVV) remains glucocorticoids (GC). Although most patients initially achieve disease remission, relapses and GC dependence are seen in more than two-thirds of cases. Conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) showed little or no steroid sparing effects, while biological agents represent a valid therapeutic option in patients with severe and/or relapsing LVV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalRevue de Medecine Interne
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Biological therapies
  • Biotherapies
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Large vessel vasculitis
  • Takayasu arteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

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    Pazzola, G., Muratore, F., Pipitone, N., & Salvarani, C. (2016). Biotherapies in large vessel vasculitis. Revue de Medecine Interne, 37(4), 274-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revmed.2015.08.012