Myasthenia gravis patients with low plasma IL-6 and IFN-gamma benefit from etanercept treatment


Tuzun E. , MERIGGIOLI M., ROWIN J., YANG H., CHRISTADOSS P.

JOURNAL OF AUTOIMMUNITY, cilt.24, ss.261-268, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jaut.2005.01.013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF AUTOIMMUNITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.261-268

Özet

Steroid-dependent myasthenia gravis patients improved following treatment with etanercept (recombinant human TNF receptor: Fc) in a prospective pilot trial. While the plasma anti -acetylcholine receptor antibody levels remained unaffected, etanercept treatment increased plasma levels of C3, circulating immune coniplexes, IL-10 and IFN-gamma. There was a direct correlation between plasma IL-6, TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma levels and the post-treatment clinical scores of patients. Moreover, patients with lower pretreatment plasma IL-6 and IFN-gamma levels attained better clinical improvement following etanercept treatment. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.