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Rheumatology

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Gold salts can be used in: (AI 98)



A Ankylosing spondylitis
B Rheumatoid arthritis

C Osteoarthritis
D Beh|et’s syndrome

Ans. B Rheumatoid arthritis

Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs -

a. These drugs alter the course of RA.

b. These drugs have minimal effect on the inflammation, So are not useful as analgesics.

c. These drugs should be used early in the course of the disease as they slow the progression of disease.

Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs:

1. Methotrexate, 2. D- penicillamine, 3. Sulfasalazine 4. Gold 5. Hydroxychloroquine.

The most commonly used DMARD is Methotrexate.

Side effects:

Penicillamine / Gold = Nephrotic syndrome, pancytopenia

(OH) chloroquine = Retinopathy

Methotrexate = Liver dysfunction

Sulphasalazine = Skin rash

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