takayasu's ARTERITIS


“Title of publication” Journal, Year

Penn investigators involved (*lead)

What we learned

“Effect of treatment on imaging, clinical, and serologic assessments of disease activity in large-vessel vasculitis"

Journal of Rheumatology, 2020

Dr. Shubhasree Banerjee*

- Vascular imaging with PET scans are a useful tool for monitoring disease activity

“A randomized, double-blind trial of abatacept (CTLA-4Ig) for the treatment of Takayasu arteritis”

Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2017

Dr. Peter Merkel*

Dr. Antoine Sreih

- First clinical trial ever performed in Takayasu arteritis

- The addition of abatacept to prednisone did not reduce relapse