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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 724-725

Treatment of early arthritis using arthrofoon (ultra-low doses of antibodies to tumor necrosis factor-α)


Orenburg State Medical Academy, Chair of Polyclinic Therapy, Orenburg, Russian Federation, Russia

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Lyudmila V Sizova
Orenburg State Medical Academy, Chair of Polyclinic Therapy, Orenburg, Russian Federation
Russia
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.89836

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The main aim of treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should be to achieve clinical remission to prevent structural damage and physical disability. Arthrofoon modifies production/activity of endogenous inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). The sublingual rout is the most acceptable to ambulatory treatment because it does not produce the adverse reactions associated with intravenous therapy. The treatment with arthrofoon in outpatient with early RA is analyzed here. This report is devoted to the 28-year-old Russian woman who received arthrofoon due to suspicion of early RA. The strategy of early prescription of ultra-low doses of TNF-α antibody within two years was confirmed by the clinical improvement and delay of radiological disease progression in patient with undifferentiated arthritis or probable RA initially.






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