Bisphosphonates in juvenile dermatomyositis with dystrophic calcinosis


Tayfur A. C. , TOPALOĞLU R. , GÜLHAN B. , BİLGİNER Y.

MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.25, no.4, pp.615-620, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14397595.2014.988197
  • Title of Journal : MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-620
  • Keywords: Bisphosphonate, Dystrophic calcinosis, Immunosuppressive treatment, Intravenous immunoglobulin, Juvenile dermatomyositis, INTRAVENOUS IMMUNOGLOBULIN, CHILDHOOD DERMATOMYOSITIS, INTERFERON-GAMMA, CALCIFICATION, EFFICACY, THERAPY, ADULT, PAMIDRONATE, IMPROVEMENT, MANAGEMENT

Abstract

Objectives. Our primary objective was to retrospectively analyze whether bisphosphonates initiated in combination with immunosuppressive drugs and/or intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) resulted in a radiological and clinical improvement of dystrophic calcinosis in six female juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) patients.