Hydroxychloroquine in Giant Cell Arteritis

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Reference: NCT00430807

Woman and Man

  • | Country :
  • France
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  • -
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Cortico-dependence is frequent in giant cell arteritis patients, and no drugs has proved its ability to prevent corticodependence. Hydrocychloroquine is a well tolerated immunomodulatory drug that may have a corticosteroid sparing potential according to immuno-pharmacological and clinical data. We have designed a multcentric double blind versus placebo randomized controled trial to assess the corticosteroid sparing effect of hydroxychloroquine in non complicated giant cell arteritis.

Inclusion criteria

  • Giant cell arteritis