Dr. Chung currently serves as chair of the ACR’s Vasculitis Guidelines Development Committee, which is currently looking at the TAKT study and other studies to develop recommendations for the treatment and management of TAK. “We hope these guidelines will help rheumatologists identify the most appropriate treatments for their patients with TAK,” she says.
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Review the ACR’s clinical practice guideline for vasculitis.
Read an abstract discussing preliminary data regarding the long-term open label extension of the TAKT study presented at the 2017 ACR/AHRP Annual Meeting.