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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Herbal Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F is effective for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis in disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients, according to a study published online April 14 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a 1-in-4 chance of developing chronic kidney disease, according to research published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.
A new retrospective study suggests that patients with autoimmune disorders should be monitored for epilepsy, and vice versa.
A 58-year-old woman presented to clinic with concerns about this skin lesion on her upper chest. She reports it has been present for 1 year and is slowly enlarging. The lesion is otherwise asymptomatic and her past history is only significant for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), for which she takes methotrexate and etanercept.
Study results derived from animal immune system models of rheumatoid arthritis show that deactivating the B-lymphocyte protein PTP1B allows the B-cell to become more responsive.
The nutritionally skewed “Western" diet relies on processed foods that foster obesity and may even promote autoimmune diseases.
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