Patient-reported Outcomes for Multicentric Castleman's Disease in a Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of Siltuximab.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The patient, Volume 8, Issue 2, p.207-16 (2015)


Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder driven by dysregulated interleukin-6 production. MCD has a poor prognosis, and treatment is generally noncurative and aimed at symptom relief. Siltuximab is a novel, monoclonal interleukin-6 antibody recently shown to be effective in a registration clinical trial. MCD symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and weakness, are most appropriately quantified using patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. We assessed the effect of siltuximab on patient perception of symptoms, functional status, and wellbeing using PRO instruments.