We describe a patient suffering from seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM), who achieved a good EULAR response together with an improvement of the glycemic profile under treatment with CTLA-4 Ig. A close association is known to exist between T1DM and RA, and CTLA-4 exon 1 polymorphism has been associated to RA with coexisting autoimmune endocrinopathies. The possible common genetic background and the potential role of CTLA-4 Ig in the early phases of T1DM, could be considered in the therapeutic interventions in RA patients with type 1 diabetes.

Fedele, A. L., Alivernini, S., Gremese, E., Ferraccioli, G., CTLA-4 Ig as an effective treatment in a patient with type I diabetes mellitus and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, <<CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY>>, 2016; 34 (2): 315-317 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/78573]

CTLA-4 Ig as an effective treatment in a patient with type I diabetes mellitus and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis

Fedele
Primo
;
Anna Laura; Alivernini
Secondo
;
Stefano; Gremese
Penultimo
;
Elisa; Ferraccioli
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

We describe a patient suffering from seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM), who achieved a good EULAR response together with an improvement of the glycemic profile under treatment with CTLA-4 Ig. A close association is known to exist between T1DM and RA, and CTLA-4 exon 1 polymorphism has been associated to RA with coexisting autoimmune endocrinopathies. The possible common genetic background and the potential role of CTLA-4 Ig in the early phases of T1DM, could be considered in the therapeutic interventions in RA patients with type 1 diabetes.
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Fedele, A. L., Alivernini, S., Gremese, E., Ferraccioli, G., CTLA-4 Ig as an effective treatment in a patient with type I diabetes mellitus and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, <<CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY>>, 2016; 34 (2): 315-317 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/78573]
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