Two Adult Medicines Fight Juvenile Arthritis - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/27/05

Two Adult Medicines Fight Juvenile Arthritis

Two adult medicines could become new weapons for kids fighting juvenile arthritis.

Researchers found higher doses of the drug Methotrexate and the drug Arava are both safe and effective for kids with arthritis. Patients given Methotrexate showed a 90 percent response rate, and those on Arava had a 68 percent response.

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine says both those treatments help control white blood cells, which can cause inflammation.

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