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Successful treatment of macrophage activation syndrome complicating adult-onset Still’s disease with tocilizumab: a case report

Authors
  • So, Ho
  • Wong, Tak-Lung
  • Pang, Hin Ting
  • Lao, Weng Nga
  • Yip, Man-Lung
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases
Publisher
De Gruyter Open
Publication Date
Dec 29, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
64–68
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/hkbrd-2017-0011
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

We report a case of 50-year-old female patient with adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) complicated by macrophage-activation syndrome (MAS). After initial control of the disease with high-dose parenteral corticosteroids, tocilizumab (TCZ) therapy aided in maintaining the remission with rapid tapering of steroid dose. TCZ may be useful for MAS complicating AOSD.

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