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What is the best treatment for reactive arthritis?

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Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends on duration: Let's assume that the infection that caused reactive arthritis has been treated (without this, very difficult to treat symptoms). If joint symptoms less than several months (<6 mths), usually start with nsaids (i.e. Naproxen, diclofenac) for a few weeks. Some with resistant arthritis can have steroid joint injections. For >6 mths, sulfasalazine or Methotrexate is used. Sometimes anti-tnf therapy.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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