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Age, low CRP levels increase odds of successful tapering of biologics in RA

14:24 EST 8 Nov 2017 | Healio

SAN DIEGO — Younger age, no concomitant steroid use and low C-reactive protein increased the rate of successful tapering of biologic drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in remission, according to data presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
“Biologic [disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs] DMARDs are effective in treating patients with RA, but they are associated with high costs and dose-dependent adverse effects,” Takaaki Komiya, MD, a researcher at Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, said in a press release. “Biologic

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