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    Old 11-08-2003, 11:28 PM   #1
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    Rheumatoid arthritis: a complication of interferon therapy.

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    Rheumatoid arthritis: a complication of interferon therapy.

    Nadir F, Fagiuoli S, Wright HI, Nadir A, Hopp E, Gavaler J, Van Thiel DH.

    Oklahoma Transplantation Institute, Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 73112.

    A case report of rheumatoid arthritis developing during alpha-interferon therapy of chronic hepatitis C is reported. The rheumatoid arthritis was severe, being non-responsive to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and persisted despite discontinuation of the interferon therapy. The literature relative to this case suggesting an association between rheumatoid arthritis and interferon therapy is presented. This case suggests that interferon therapy may precipitate subclinical rheumatoid arthritis in an individual without pre-existing clinical arthritis.

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    Old 11-10-2003, 07:46 PM   #2
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    Wes,
    Can a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis complete treatment? I'm pretty certain I have this condition and want to know what my chances are of successfully doing treatment.

    Jeanie

     
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    Old 11-10-2003, 10:49 PM   #3
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    Jeanie, I wish i could tell you for certain, but all i know is what i have read. I think that any pre-existing autoimmune disorder is a contraindication to beginning therapy. I didn't have any serum levels indicative of an autoimmune disorder going in, but had plenty of pain that was attributed to old injuries. Coming out of therapy, my rheumatoid factor was 288 and is now 331 when on this clinics scale anything over 19 is considered high. I have read that some doctors say that any trace of the rf should be cause for more testing even if not on therapy. From the literature (package insert) the drug company puts out, I am in the less than 1% of the people who has a response like this. All I know to tell you is to talk with your doctor and see if you feel comfortable. I believe that this disease and the treatment goes way beyond the scope of a gastroenterologist. Monitoring progress needs to be a team approach of many specialists. I sincerely believe that if i had been under the care of the appropriate specialists and even the pcp who placed all the responsibility on the gastro, the outcome would have been much better, with less side effects.

    My best wishes to you and everyone else!

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    Wes,
    Can a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis complete treatment? I'm pretty certain I have this condition and want to know what my chances are of successfully doing treatment.

    Jeanie

     
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    Old 11-11-2003, 11:37 AM   #4
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    Wes,
    Can a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis complete treatment? I'm pretty certain I have this condition and want to know what my chances are of successfully doing treatment.

    Jeanie

    You may have to make a choice between which condition is most likely to cause the worst and most permanent consequences.

    To do that, you and your doctors need to assess each condition thoroughly and weight the relative risk of both diseases.

    Are you at risk of deforming arthritis that will affect your mobility, quality of life and function? What does the biopsy report show and how advanced is your liver disease?

    My opinion is you need to know this sooner rather than later. and make your decisions accordingly.
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    Old 11-12-2003, 04:35 PM   #5
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    Thank You

    Thank you for responding, Wes and Thanbey. I will find out more about this on my next dr's appt.
    I do have some deformity in my fingers, but it hasn't affected my ability to work. I realize as I age, my fingers will become more deformed, so this is something to consider with treatment.
    Also my liver has minimum damage.

    Jeanie

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