Gold therapy in the management of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Gold therapy in the management of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Earl J. Brewer and Edward H. Giannini and E W Barkley},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={23 4},
Gold therapy for 6 months was shown to be efficacious in reducing the severity of articular manifestations in 32 (63%) of 51 juvenile rheumatoid arthritis patients reviewed retrospectively. Similarly, reductions in the total number of involved joints were seen in 25 (49%) patients. Patients in whom a favorable response to therapy was noted had more severe joint involvement at the start of therapy than did nonresponders. In general, patients who responded experienced considerable improvement… CONTINUE READING

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