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Single-blind randomized trial of combination antibiotic therapy in rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the potential clinical efficacy of combination antibiotic therapy in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Twenty-one patients with active RA despite second-line treatment were randomized to receive either combination antibiotic therapy (treatment group, n = 11) or no additional therapy (control group, n = 10). Antibiotic therapy was given for 12 months and comprised oral tetracycline 250 mg twice daily, 3 times per week, and intravenous clindamycin infused on 5...

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Journal:
Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
33
Issue:
2
Pages:
224-227
Publication date:
2006-02-01
ISSN:
0315-162X
Source identifiers:
382744

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