Tag: immunosuppressive therapy

COVID Vax Booster Trial Begun in People With Autoimmune Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

New Oral Protein Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

A plant-based fusion protein is safe and effective for inducing favorable immune modulation in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis with no immune suppression–side...

Rituximab Benefits Seen in Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Patients with neuropsychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) seem to benefit from rituximab (Rituxan) therapy, according to data from the British Isles Lupus Assessment...

Rilonacept Resolves, Prevents Pericarditis Recurrence

Results of a phase 3 trial show that treatment with rilonacept (Arcalyst), a drug already approved to treat inflammatory disease, both resolved acute episodes of...

No Increase in Risk of Death From COVID-19 in Cancer Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immune checkpoint inhibition was not associated with an increased mortality risk...

Pandemic Dictates Reconsideration of Pemphigus Therapy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The conventional treatment mainstays for pemphigus are problematic during the COVID-19...

Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment, “Lot of Luck”

Dr Alberto Bassi, a 62-year-old Italian dermatologist, was still hospitalized in the town of Castel San Giovanni in Piacenza, Italy, and on oxygen when he...