Understanding the goals of CAD treatment1-4
Current management of CAD
Current management of CAD does not directly target haemolysis—the source of patient risk. Cold avoidance is ineffective at managing symptoms and unapproved therapies have inherent limitations. There is an unmet need for treatment options designed for CAD that address C1-activated haemolysis.
The goals of future treatment should include:
Increase in haemoglobin levels
Achievement of transfusion independence
Improvement or resolution of cold-induced circulatory symptoms
Improved quality of life
Rescue therapy for emergency situations
Research is ongoing for new treatment options that will address the consequences of CAD.
Sanofi is committed to breaking barriers through groundbreaking science to significantly improve the health and lives of people with rare blood disorders around the world.
CAD=Cold Agglutinin Disease.
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