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Can anyone tell me about rheumatoid arthritis and tnf blockers?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: TNF inhibtors rx

Tnf inhibitors are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis because RA is an immunologically driven disease and one of the cytokines involved in this type of inflammation is a substance called "tumor necrosis factor.
" it help drive the immunologically driven inflammation which cause joint damage. There are side effects such as infection, neurological side effect, risk of tumors such as lymphoma.

In brief: TNF inhibtors rx

Tnf inhibitors are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis because RA is an immunologically driven disease and one of the cytokines involved in this type of inflammation is a substance called "tumor necrosis factor.
" it help drive the immunologically driven inflammation which cause joint damage. There are side effects such as infection, neurological side effect, risk of tumors such as lymphoma.
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