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Medical / Scientific Abstract


Title:Antibiotics for the treatment of rheumatologic syndromes.
Authors:Sigal LH
Source:Rheum Dis Clin North Am 1999 Nov;25(4):861-81, viii
Organization:Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, USA. sigallh@umdnj.edu

Abstract:
Design of rational therapy depends on knowledge of the causes of the disease, which is knowledge often lacking in rheumatology. There have been theories of infectious causes of many rheumatologic diseases but no proof. The seductive possibility of an infectious etiology has led to the use of antibiotics for treating these diseases. This article reviews the effectiveness of antibiotics against rheumatologic syndromes, including rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme disease.

Keywords:
Antibiotics, THERAPEUTIC USE, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, DRUG THERAPY, IMMUNOLOGY, Human, Randomized Controlled Trials

Language: Eng

Unique ID: 20041058


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