Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Brief Overview of the Treatment
Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory, systemic autoimmune disease, affecting the joints with varying severity among patients. The risk factors include age, gender, genetics, and environmental exposure (cigarette smoking, air pollutants, and occupational). Many complications can follow, such as permanent joint damage requiring arthroplasty, rheumatoid vasculitis, and Felty syndrome requiring splenectomy if it remains unaddressed. As there is no cure for RA, the treatment goals are to reduce the pain and stop/slow further damage. Here, we present a brief summary of various past and present treatment modalities to address the complications associated with RA.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Adrenal Cortex Hormones, Analgesics, Opioid, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized, Antirheumatic Agents, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Humans, Immunosuppressive Agents, Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein, Leflunomide, Physical Therapy Modalities, Risk Factors, Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Bullock, Jacqueline; Rizvi, Syed A A; Saleh, Ayman M; Ahmed, Sultan S; Do, Duc P; Ansari, Rais A.; and Ahmed, Jasmin, "Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Brief Overview of the Treatment" (2018). Faculty Articles. 77.