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Tofacitinib in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Dorota Sikorska, Włodzimierz Samborski
DOI: 10.5603/FR.2020.0001
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Forum Reumatologiczne 2020;6(1):1-5.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2020)
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Published online: 2020-07-01

Abstract

The dynamic development of modern therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been observed in recent years. Most of the new drugs are monoclonal antibodies, which are usually directed against specific proinflammatory cytokines. Unfortunately, despite an undoubted progress in the field of biological treatment, it is estimated that about 20–30% of patients with RA do not receive an adequate response to the treatment used. That is why new solut ons are constantly being sought. Janus kinase inhibitors (JAK) are drugs with a different intracellular mechanism of action. These drugs, due to their innovative mechanism of action, give hope for effective treatment of patients who do not respond to therapy with currently available drugs. One of the representatives of JAK inhibitors is tofacitinib. In this manuscript, we provide information on tofacitinib in the context of RA treatment.

Abstract

The dynamic development of modern therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been observed in recent years. Most of the new drugs are monoclonal antibodies, which are usually directed against specific proinflammatory cytokines. Unfortunately, despite an undoubted progress in the field of biological treatment, it is estimated that about 20–30% of patients with RA do not receive an adequate response to the treatment used. That is why new solut ons are constantly being sought. Janus kinase inhibitors (JAK) are drugs with a different intracellular mechanism of action. These drugs, due to their innovative mechanism of action, give hope for effective treatment of patients who do not respond to therapy with currently available drugs. One of the representatives of JAK inhibitors is tofacitinib. In this manuscript, we provide information on tofacitinib in the context of RA treatment.

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Keywords

tofacitinib; rheumatoid arthritis; Janus kinase inhibitors

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Title

Tofacitinib in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Journal

Forum Reumatologiczne

Issue

Vol 6, No 1 (2020)

Pages

1-5

Published online

2020-07-01

DOI

10.5603/FR.2020.0001

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Forum Reumatologiczne 2020;6(1):1-5.

Keywords

tofacitinib
rheumatoid arthritis
Janus kinase inhibitors

Authors

Dorota Sikorska
Włodzimierz Samborski

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