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TNF-alpha inhibitors in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. A case report and a systematic literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24252029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Joint involvement is a common manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is described as a non-erosive mild synovitis. However some SLE patients may present a more severe joint involvement requiring aggressive therapy. We describe the case of a SLE patient with a severe arthritis unresponsive to methotrexate, successfully treated with anti-TNF-alpha drug as induction therapy and we report the results of a systematic literature review on the use of TNF-alpha inhibitors in SLE.
Authors:
Marta Mosca; Chiara Tani; Maria Elena Filice; Linda Carli; Andrea Delle Sedie; Sabrina Vagnani; Alessandra Della Rossa; Chiara Baldini; Stefano Bombardieri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-7609     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, University of Pisa , Pisa Italy.
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