JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/55444
FullText URL 71_5_445.pdf
Author Katsuyama, Eri| Wakabayashi, Hiroshi| Sada, Ken-ei| Hiramatsu, Sumie| Miyawaki, Yoshia| Morishita, Michiko| Ohashi, Keiji| Watanabe, Haruki| Katsuyama, Takayuki| Zeggar, Sonia| Narazaki, Mariko| Tatebe, Noriko| Watanabe, Katsue S.| Kawabata, Tomoko| Wada, Jun|
Abstract We herein present a case of a 38-year-old man who had bamboo spine and severe sacroiliitis and who was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Infliximab (IFX) markedly improved the axial symptom but was discontinued due to the side effect of peripheral neuropathy. Switching from IFX to etanercept worsened the side effect. Rituximab (RTX) administration elicited a good response without side effects. RTX might be a suitable option for AS therapy when TNF inhibitors are difficult to use.
Keywords ankylosing spondylitis rituximab treatment
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2017-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume71
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 445
End Page 448
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2017 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 29042704