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Los objetivos del tratamiento para artritis reumatoide incluyen:

  • Aliviar el dolor
  • Mantener la mayor cantidad posible de movilidad y función
  • Reducir la deformación de la articulación
  • Mejorar la calidad de vida

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Cirugía
Terapias alternativas y complementarias
Otros tratamientos

Referencias:

Arthritis Foundation website. Disponible en: http://www.arthritis.org/ .

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Disponible en: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .

Cecil Textbook of Medicine . 21st ed. W.B. Saunders Company; 2000.

Conn's Current Therapy . 54th ed. W.B. Saunders Company; 2002.



Last reviewed septiembre 2010 by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD

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