Sarilumab beneficial for polymyalgia rheumatica patients

For patients with polymyalgia rheumatica with relapse during tapering of glucocorticoid therapy, treatment with sarilumab, the human monoclonal antibody that binds to the interleukin-6 receptor α, is efficacious for achieving ...

Oncology & Cancer

Treatment plan helps keep young cancer patients home 

An Australian program that avoids hospital admission for some young cancer patients with a fever is helping to ease pressure on the UK health system during the COVID-19 crisis. The AUS-rule system, now published in E Clinical ...

Oncology & Cancer

Rituximab plus lenalidomide effective in follicular lymphoma

(HealthDay)—Rituximab plus lenalidomide has similar efficacy to rituximab plus chemotherapy among patients with previously untreated follicular lymphoma, according to a study published in the Sept. 6 issue of the New England ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding neutropenia

Q: My 1-year-old has neutropenia, and his neutrophil count is very low (310). He often gets infections, and his neutrophil count goes even lower when he's on antibiotics. What are our options at this point to get him healthy?


Mutation disables innate immune system

A Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich team has shown that defects in the JAGN1 gene inhibit the function of a specific type of white blood cells, and account for a rare congenital immune deficiency that increases vulnerability ...

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