Rheumatoid arthritis remission rates were lower in smokers compared with non-smokers.
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A study found that 1 in 5 patients with history of prior skin reaction to allopurinol also developed similar reaction after febuxostat treatment.
Temporary discontinuation of methotrexate appears to improve the immunogenicity of seasonal influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Autoimmune uveitis is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. Part of the challenge of effective management of noninfectious uveitis is that it is not really a single disease, but a constellation of several diseases.
The recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of adalimumab (Humira®, AbbVie) for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and pan-uveitis is the first step beyond traditional corticosteroid therapy and toward use of targeted biologics for this rare ocular emergency.