Anti-interleukin-6 (tocilizumab) therapy in Takayasu's arteritis: a real life experience


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KILIÇ L., KARADAĞ Ö., Erden A., SARI A., ARMAĞAN B., YARDIMCI G. K., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.31-36, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1906-39
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-36
  • Keywords: Anti-interleukin-6, tocilizumab, Takayasu's arteritis, GIANT-CELL ARTERITIS, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, CASE SERIES, EFFICACY, RESISTANT, SAFETY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Tumour necrosis factor inhibitors and anti-interleukin-6 (anti-IL-6) therapies are increasingly being used in Takayasu's arteritis (TA) patients who are unresponsive to corticosteroids +/- conventional immunosuppressive agents. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of anti-IL-6 (tocilizumab) therapy in refractory TA patients in real life.