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First Drug, Nucala (Mepolizumab), Approved for Rare Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 – Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels. Other symptoms of the condition, formerly called Churg-Stress syndrome, include asthma and an overabundance of an ...

U.S. Researchers Find New Way to Gauge Rare Genetic Condition

Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 – Federal researchers say they've gained insight into how to analyze the risks facing people with a rare immune system-weakening condition called chronic granulomatous disease, paving the way toward more personalized treatment. "Advances in treatment of CGD have made it possible for people with this once-fatal disease of early childhood to survive into adulthood; however, the ...

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