How effective is anti-tnf treatment for arthritis?

The answer. Really depends on what type of arthritis you are talking about. Rheumatoid arthritis responds very well to anti-tnf treatment. Because of these medications, the incidence of joint replacement and loss of function among RA patients has dropped dramatically. The more common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis does not respond to anti-tnf therapy.

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My girlfriend has psoriatic arthritis, and has now been put onto anti tnf injections, will this cure her condition, or just ease it? Thanks in advance

Can't cure. This is a condition we can't cure but very effective treatments are available. You can help by making sure she eats healthy, have her immunizations and stay physically active. Read more...
No cure. There is no cure for psoriatic arthritis. The medications can, at best, put it into remission. Read more...

Is it normal to be on anti tnf treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Not sure. Did your rheumatologist put you on this. They use many things to treat RA - but many of them have been proven to be useless or harmful. Do a websearch. Read more...

Anti tnf resistant crohn. What to do? Also seems like juvenile arthritis.

Consider. If you have anti-tnf resistent crohn's, there have been other medications looked at various clinic trials. Talk to your doctor to see if you could be referred for clinical trial. Read more...

How common is bacterial infection in anti tnf medication treatment?

Depends. Every individual's immune system and environment is different. It is to worry about unusual infections rather than frequency of infection........Tb, fungus, mai. Read more...
Higher but still low. Anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases. One of the risks of anti-tnf therapy is the small but significant risk of serious opportunistic infection. These include increased risks of certain fungal, viral and bacterial infections, but not to all pathogens. The risk is still small and should be balanced with benefits. Read more...

What is it like to have any experience with blood monitoring for anti tnf therapy (humira/enbrel) whilst traveling for multi stop flights abroad?

See details. People who are stable on TNF biologics do not require blood test monitoring more than once every 3 months. Those in my practice who have been stable for years only have monitoring every 6 months. Read more...