Educational Videos

Giant Cell Arteritis: Current treatments and future directions

Introducing Dr. Sebastian Unizony, M.D. 4:38
An overview of GCA. 6:25
How does GCA commonly present? 7:08
How is GCA diagnosed? 9:15
How is GCA typically treated? 12:22
Initial attempts to find a steroid-sparing option. 13:37
Tozilizumab (TCZ+Actemra) The GiACTA study 14:09
Standard of care treatment recommendations 16:31
Several promising targets being explored. 21:30
Mavrilimumab for GCA 22:42
Ongoing study of upadacitinib (rinvoq) 23:39
Q &A 24:27

Description: An overview of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). Presentation covers diagnosis, and treatment of GCA. Also a review of steroid-sparing options.

Presenter: Sebastian Unizony, M.D., is a co-director of the Rheumatology Vasculitis Program at MGH and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Unizony received his MD from Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and completed residencies at Hospital Carlos Durand and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center before starting a fellowship at MGH and joining the Rheumatology Division.