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Treatment Modalities and ANCA in Takayasu’s Arteritis

  • M. Schwarz-Eywill
  • A. Breitbart
  • E. Csernok
  • A. Pezzutto
  • W. L. Gross
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 336)

Summary

As other vasculitic-syndromes Takayasu ’s-Arteritis needs a long-term immunosuppressive therapy in order to control disease-activity.As steroids create many problems in the long run other immunosuppressives should be considered. We report 3 cases treated with low-dose methotrexate. In all patients the arteritis was controlled, steroids reduced or stopped. In the effort to find autoantibodies 16 patients were screened for c-/p-ANCA and neutrophil granular enzymes. In no patient a positive result could be obtained.

Keywords

Aortic Arch Bolus Therapy General Discomfort Coronary Artery Involvement Vasculitic Disorder 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Schwarz-Eywill
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Breitbart
    • 3
  • E. Csernok
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Pezzutto
    • 3
  • W. L. Gross
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyMedical University of LübeckGermany
  2. 2.Medical DepartmentRheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt GmbHGermany
  3. 3.Department of Medicine VUniversity HeidelbergGermany

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