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Interleukin 1β Blockade Improves Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Calcium Pyrophosphate Crystal Arthritis Resistant to Treatment.
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PMID:  22832289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: A 54-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of bilateral knee arthritis was admitted several times to the Department of Rheumatology. She was diagnosed to have chronic calcium pyrophosphate crystal arthritis. Interleukin 1β (IL-1β) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of inflammation induced by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, and IL-1β blockade may be an effective treatment in patients with severe chronic calcium pyrophosphate crystal arthritis. Because of the short effect of treatment with corticosteroids and the frequent attacks of arthritis, the patient was treated with the IL-1 receptor antagonist anakinra. She responded well after 1 week with normalization of inflammation. Eight months after the initiation of treatment, the patient has had no relapses, although we were unable to withdraw the anakinra.
Andreas P Diamantopoulos; Christer Brodin; Helene Hetland; Glenn Haugeberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-7355     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9518034     Medline TA:  J Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Department of Rheumatology, Hospital of Southern Norway, Kristiansand; and †Department of Neurosciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
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