Penicillamine and Drugs With a Specific Action in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • E. C. Huskisson
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 50 / 2)

Abstract

For many years, the objective of much research into the drug treatment of rheumatic disease has been the development of better ways of suppressing inflammation. This approach has made little impact in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease which appears to be more appropriately treated with specific drugs like D-penicillamine. Drugs of this type are not only more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs in RA but, with long-term therapy, they may alter the eventual outcome of the disease.

Keywords

Arthritis Aspirin Malaria Cyclophosphamide Psoriasis 

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