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Use of biologics in SLE: a review of the evidence from a clinical perspective

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Rheumatology
Issue number5
Volume55
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)775-779
Publication statusPublished
Early online date30/09/15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

With the explosion in biologics use in rheumatology, newer and smarter ways of using these drugs in different diseases have been advocated. SLE has to date been at the back of the biologics algorithms. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Evaluation Agency licensed belimumab for use in SLE, the first drug in >30 years. A clinical review of the evidence that underlies the use of belimumab and other biologics in SLE reveals possible reasons why the results are not as spectacular as they are in other diseases.