OJRA  Vol.5 No.4 , November 2015
The Efficacy of Tocilizumab for Takayasu Arteritis: Review of the Literatures
Abstract
Takayasu arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis of the young women with giant cells and granuloma formation. The diagnosis and management of the disease are really not so easy because of the insidious onset and the difficulties in assessment of disease activity. Nearly 60% of the patients are corticosteroid resistant or dependent and relapses are very frequent during taper of the dose [1]. The novel biologic agents as Anti-TNF, Rutiximab and Tocilizumab provide acceptable response rates with low toxicity. Herein, we reviewed the efficacy of Tocilizumab in Takayasu arteritis.

Cite this paper
Yeşil, N. , Şahin, H. , Işik, M. , Aktop, Z. , Doğan, İ. and Baki, A. (2015) The Efficacy of Tocilizumab for Takayasu Arteritis: Review of the Literatures. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, 5, 118-125. doi: 10.4236/ojra.2015.54019.
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