Sunday, 5 April 2015

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Recent Advances in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis:
1. Biologicals

Anti TNF alpha drugs are:
i. Infliximab
ii. Golimumab
iii. Adalimumab
iv. Certolizumab
v. Etanercept

Side effects - (AIIMS Nov 2009)
i. Serious infections, including disseminated tuberculosis;
ii. Pancytopenia;
iii. Demyelinating disorders;
iv. exacerbation of congestive heart failure;
v. systemic lupus erythematosus
vi. hypersensitivity
vii. severe liver disease.

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