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Side effects of Adalimumab (HUMIRA)
Daniel Furst, MD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Date Added: 06/26/13

In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system is too active, so one thing we need to do is bring it down, but if we bring it down too much, you can get side effects. So if you use adalimumab, you may bring the immune system too far down and get infection, or like any drug, you can get a rash. Like any ...
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Dr. Daniel Furst is the first Carl M Pearson Professor in Rheumatology. He has been on a number of national committees concerned with rheumatic therapeutics, including as a member and Fellow in the American College of Rheumatology and The American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has also been a member of the Arthritis Advisory Committee for the FDA. He currently serves as Chairman of the Innovative Therapies Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology and Clinical Abstracts Selection Chair for the National American College of Rheumatology meeting and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Clinical Trials for the International League Against Rheumatism. Dr. Furst has published more than 400 articles and 12 books, including more than 180 research articles and more than 210 reviews or chapters in addition to two editions of a book on scleroderma. Dr. Furst's areas of research interest include RA, scleroderma and polymyosistis/dermatomyositis.
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