Rare Diseases


Abatacept Boosts Chances of Remission in Relapsing Granulomatosis

December 24, 2013

A small multicenter study shows that intravenous abatacept (Orencia) can produce a high rate of remission in patients with in non-severe relapsing Wegener’s granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA).

Options in Tough-To-Treat Uveitis

October 29, 2013

Reports in a pediatric ophthalmology journal reveal risk factors and best treatments for refractory/recurrent uveitis in JIA.

Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis, With Atypical Features

June 20, 2013

The manifestations of granulomatosis with polyangiitis varies widely. This case study describes a 49-year-old man who presented with cough, chills, and chest pain who had a mediastinal mass and ocular involvement.

Babesiosis in a Patient With Corticosteroid-Resistant Uveitis

August 30, 2012

The tumor necrosis factor α antagonist infliximab has been used for treating patients with uveitis resistant to corticosteroids.

Behçet syndrome: Taking a systemic approach

August 30, 2009

Behçet syndrome is a multisystem disease characterized by variable clinical manifestations. The diagnosis is based on recognition of a group of clinical features.