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IritisIritis, or anterior uveitis, is an inflammation on the front part of the eye called the iris. The iris is the colored part of the eye that opens and closes the pupil of the eye. Trauma, infections, or autoimmune problems can all cause iritis. Iritis is typically treated with eyedrops or pills.
Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid arthritis (often called RA) is a chronic (long-standing) disease that damages the joints of the body. Symptoms and signs of rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, swelling, inflammation, stiffness, warmth, muscle aches, weakness, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, and malaise. Treatment may involve physical therapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, heat and cold treatments, joint replacements, and medications.
Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis MedicationsRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes joint inflammation. Medications for RA include salicylates, NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, DMARDs, biologics, and corticosteroids, among others.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
Abatacept a protein that prevents your body's immune system from attacking healthy tissues such as joints. The immune system helps your body fight infection...learn more »
Infliximab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »
Auranofin is a form of gold that reduces some of the effects of the inflammatory process in the body...learn more »
Diflunisal is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »
Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »