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These pages contain background information on some of the most common medications and therapies used to treat rheumatic disease, such as how they work, common dosages, safety tips, possible side effects, risks and things you should discuss with your health care providers if you are taking or considering these treatments.
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This information is for general education only. Please consult your rheumatologist for medical advice, diagnosis and treatment of your unique medical condition. For more details on how working with a rheumatologist can help you live well with rheumatic disease, read our article on the importance of following your treatment plan.
Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) (new)
Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO) (new)
Cryopyrin-Associated Autoinflammatory Syndrome (CAPS) (Pediatric)
Familial Mediterranean Fever
Giant Cell Arteritis
Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener's)
HCV & Rheumatic Diseases
Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP) (Pediatric) (new)
HIV & Rheumatic Diseases
Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome (HIDS) / Mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD)
IgG4-Related Disease (IgG4-RD)(new)
Juvenile Arthritis (JIA)
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM)
Kawasaki Disease (KD)
Localized Scleroderma (Pediatric)
Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)
Paget's Disease of Bone
Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis Syndrome (PFAPA) (Pediatric)
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Tendinitis & Bursitis
Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS) (Pediatric)