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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Leonard Calabrese, D.O.

With the spread of Zika virus rating as a "public health emergency" by the World Health Organization, another emerging mosquito-borne illness is worrying rheumatologists: chikungunya.

Eric Morand, M.D., PhD.

Eric Morand, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Rheumatology at Monash Health in Australia, speaks with Rheumatology Network about his recent article in Nature Reviews Rheumatology.

Severe vitamin D deficiency could be responsible for persistent rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.

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This is a case report of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis in whom interstitial lung disease (ILD) developed. ILD is one of several pulmonary complications of RA.


Clazakizumab, with or without methotrexate, was well tolerated and achieved significant improvements in disease activity, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in this Phase IIb study.

Hand deformities seen in Jaccoud's arthropathy are the result of soft-tissue abnormalities, not the destruction of bone joints seen in rheumatoid arthritis.

Responses to the combination therapy in this phase 3 clinical trial were seen as early as one week into the study.


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