What is the role of medications in the treatment of viral arthritis?

Updated: Nov 12, 2019
  • Author: Rabea Ahmed Khouqeer, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. Agents used to treat patients with viral arthritis include the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Antimalarials
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Interferons
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antineoplastic agents
  • Other anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Analgesics
  • Antivirals
  • Antibiotics

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