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Successful Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis with Tocilizumab: Report of 2 Cases with Review of the Literature

Ouidade Aitisha and Fouad Fayad*
Department of Rheumatology, Hotel Dieu De France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
Corresponding Author : Fouad Fayad
Department of Rheumatology
Hotel Dieu De France Hospital
Alfred Naccache Street, Achrafieh
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961 1616688
E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 07, 2015; Accepted July 09, 2015; Published July 17, 2015
Citation: Aitisha O, Fayad F (2015) Successful Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis with Tocilizumab: Report of 2 Cases with Review of the Literature. J Arthritis S1: 006.. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.S1-006
Copyright: © 2015 Aitisha O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis of medium and large vessels. Corticotherapy is the cornerstone treatment, but most patients fail to reach remission or relapse during the weaning of Glucocorticoids (GC). Here we report 2 patients with corticoid dependent GCA, successfully treated with Tocilizumab (TCZ), with a rapid clinical and biological outcome allowing the tapering of GC, and we review the literature of the treatments used in GCA.

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