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We thank Zou and colleagues for their interests and insightful comments1 on our recently published work2 and are impressed by the encouraging results of tofacitinib on patients with refractory Behçet’s uveitis (BU).
In this study, 5 mg two times per day tofacitinib was given to active patients with BU with prednisone reduced from 50 to 60 mg per day to 30 mg per day and withdrawal of conventional immunosuppressants (cyclosporine A or tacrolimus), which lead to treatment ‘success’ and ‘flare’ in 10 (76.9%) and 3 (23.1%) of the 13 included patients, respectively. Moreover, all the 10 patients responded to …
Handling editor Josef S Smolen
Contributors All authors equally contributed to the writing of the manuscript. CZ and WZ are the corresponding authors.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.
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