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What are the dangers or complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) treatment options?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Most of the treatments that are used for rheumatoid arthritis suppress the overactive immune system that's characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis. As such, it can decrease the immune system ability to fight off infections. That would be the main issue. We have to watch that very carefully, both ...
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Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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