Teprotumumab for thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy
Terry J. Smith en anderen
N Engl J Med 2017; 376:1748-1761 May 4, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614949
Teprotumumab treatment in patients with active thyroid eye disease
ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01868997
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, a condition commonly associated with Graves’ disease, remains inadequately treated. Current medical therapies, which primarily consist of glucocorticoids, have limited efficacy and present safety concerns. Inhibition of the insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) is a new therapeutic strategy to attenuate the underlying autoimmune pathogenesis of ophthalmopathy.