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Why isn't cyclosporine used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

The American College of Rheumatology did a revision of their treatment guidelines in 2012 and cyclosporine is not one of the drugs that is listed. It is not standard of care in 2013 to use cyclosporine to treat rheumatoid arthritis. I just can't imagine why they would get it today. They really ha...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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