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Anti-interleukin 6 receptor therapy as rescue treatment for giant cell arteritis
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    Tocilizumab for patients with giant cell arteritis: generating pathogenic hypothesis

    Dear Editor,

    In October 2011, Beyer and colleagues published an interesting article on the use of tocilizumab as rescue treatment for 3 patients with giant cell arteritis(1). Their patients had a high systemic inflammatory response and involvement of the aorta and its main branches, showing Takayasu-like features. The authors noted that, perhaps, tocilizumab might be less effective for 'classical' giant cell arteri...

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