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Abatacept in relapsing polychondritis
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    Abatacept in relapsing polychondritis
    • Guillaume Moulis
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gregory Pugnet, Laurent Sailler, Leonardo Astudillo, and Philippe Arlet

    Dear Editor,

    We read with great interest the open clinical trial of four relapsing polychondritis (RP) patients treated with abatacept by Peng and Rodriguez recently published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (1). Indeed, as the authors pointed out, there is rational to block T-cell pathway in this disease, though the biologic agents most used as second-line therapy after corticosteroids (CS) are pro-inflamm...

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    Authors' response re:Abatacept in relapsing polychondritis

    Dear Editor,

    We were pleased to learn of Moulis et al.'s update on their experience with abatacept in three RP patients, particularly since their disease manifestations reflected the same manifestations suggested in our study to be of greatest interest for abatacept: chondritis and peripheral arthritis. Interestingly one patient achieved a complete, while another achieved only a partial, corticosteroid-sparing...

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