Isolated digital vasculitis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: good response to tumour necrosis factor alpha blocking treatment.
SourceAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 60, 5, (2001), pp. 538--9
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Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
SubjectChronic arthritis: Pathogenesis and treatment; Chronische arthritis: Pathogenese en behandeling
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) blocking agents are among the most promising new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, no data exist about the effect of these agents on extra-articular manifestations of RA. A patient is described with small vessel vasculitis that repeatedly responded well to treatment with the soluble p55 TNFalpha receptor fusion protein Ro 45-2081 (lenercept).
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