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ICYMI: How do you manage enthesitis?

Enthesitis can be a challenge for clinicians to identify, evaluate, and manage in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). It affects 27-35% of PsA patients and 36% of axSpA patients. Dr. Lihi Eder discussed the evaluation and treatment of enthesitis at RheumNow Live on January 28, 2024.

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#RNL2024 @anisha_dua Throwing the kitchen sink in severe GPA CYC + RTX combo - sick population (median GFR 9, 47% on HD, 52% DAH, all received PLEX too) - 85% survival, 69% not ESKD, low rates of relapse (13% at 36 mos) But, prolonged B cell depletion, aggressive Rx

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Lupus Accelerating Breakthroughs Consortium Partners with FDA https://t.co/GW7Zy72oIZ https://t.co/AGYY8WDKcK
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