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Featured article: Giant cell arteritis - mechanisms and therapeutic targets

Matthew Koster and Kenneth Warrington review the pathogenic mechanisms underlying giant cell arteritis and highlight new potential therapeutic options for the treatment of the disease.

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Come and meet the Editor and members of the Editorial Board at:
EULAR Congress 2018 - 13-16 June, Amsterdam (Netherlands)


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Call for papers: Comorbidities in rheumatic diseases - from clinical to translational approaches

We are pleased to announce the journal is accepting submissions for a thematic series covering all aspects of research into comorbidity in rheumatic disease, including pre-clinical and translational science, clinical investigations and epidemiological studies.

Further information here

Aims and scope

BMC Rheumatology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers pre-clinical, translational and clinical articles on all aspects of the prevention, treatment and management of rheumatological diseases, related systemic and inflammatory conditions and associated comorbidities, as well as epidemiology, education, pathophysiology, genetics, and drug development.   


James Mockridge, BioMed Central

Section Editors

Alessia Alunno, University of Perugia

Susan Goodman, New York

Edward Roddy, Keele University

Alessia Alunno, Section Editor

Dr Alessia Alunno is Assistant Professor of Rheumatology working at the Rheumatology Unit, University of Perugia, Italy. She became as Section Editor for BMC Rheumatology in April 2017.

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