Streptococcal lung abscesses from a dental focus following tocilizumab: a case report

MD de Kruif, Eric van Gorp, EH Bel, DM Gerlag, PW Kunst

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Abstract

Patients suffering from dental infections and concurrently using immunosuppressive medication are at increased risk of developing systemic streptococcal infections. Tocilizumab is a novel therapeutic agent targeting interleukin-6. We describe a case of streptococcal lung abscesses from a dental focus after use of tocilizumab for treatment of Takayasu arteritis.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)951-953
Number of pages3
JournalClinical & Experimental Rheumatology
Volume30
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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