We describe two cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and concomitant hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), treated with cyclosporine A (CsA) and anti-TNF-alpha agents. SGOT/SGPT and HCV-RNA serum levels remained unchanged longer than 1 year of treatment. No side effects were registered. We suggest that combination therapy with CsA and TNF-alpha blockers should be considered safe and well-tolerated in the treatment of HCV-positive RA patients.

Bellisai, F., Giannitti, C., Donvito, A., Galeazzi, M. (2007). Combination therapy with cyclosporine A and anti-TNF-alpha agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant hepatitis C virus infection. CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 26(7), 1127-1129 [10.1007/s10067-006-0412-1].

Combination therapy with cyclosporine A and anti-TNF-alpha agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant hepatitis C virus infection

BELLISAI, FRANCESCA;GIANNITTI, CHIARA;GALEAZZI, MAURO
2007-01-01

Abstract

We describe two cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and concomitant hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), treated with cyclosporine A (CsA) and anti-TNF-alpha agents. SGOT/SGPT and HCV-RNA serum levels remained unchanged longer than 1 year of treatment. No side effects were registered. We suggest that combination therapy with CsA and TNF-alpha blockers should be considered safe and well-tolerated in the treatment of HCV-positive RA patients.
Bellisai, F., Giannitti, C., Donvito, A., Galeazzi, M. (2007). Combination therapy with cyclosporine A and anti-TNF-alpha agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant hepatitis C virus infection. CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 26(7), 1127-1129 [10.1007/s10067-006-0412-1].
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