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Streptococcal lung abscesses from a dental focus following tocilizumab: a case report

By Martijn D. de Kruif, Eric C. M. van Gorp, Elisabeth H. Bel, Danielle M. Gerlag and Peter W. Kunst


Patients suffering from dental infections and concurrently using immunosuppressive medication are at increased risk of developing systemic streptococcal infections. Tocilizumab is a novel therapeutic agent targeting interleukin-6. We describe a case of streptococcal lung abscesses from a dental focus after use of tocilizumab for treatment of Takayasu arteriti

Year: 2012
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