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Tocilizumab — a new frontier for GCA therapy

Nature Reviews Rheumatology volume 13, pages 700701 (2017) | Download Citation

An unmet need exists for effective glucocorticoid-sparing agents for the treatment of giant cell arteritis (GCA). Tocilizumab, the first intervention to demonstrate substantial therapeutic benefits for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsing GCA, is changing the landscape of treatment and ushering in a new era of biologic therapy.

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  1. Matthew J. Koster and Kenneth J. Warrington are at Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.

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