Review of Biologics in Children With Rheumatic Diseases

Shabina Habibi; Athimalaipet V Ramanan

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Int J Clin Rheumatol. 2012;7(1):81-93. 

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Certolizumab pegol is a PEGylated Fab fragment of a humanized anti-TNF-α antibody, and golimumab is a humanized monoclonal anti-TNK-α antibody. Both of these drugs have been found to be effective for the management of adults with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease. Currently there are no published data from randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of these drugs in JIA. A multicenter trial of golimumab in JIA is ongoing.[101]

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