Clinical Dermatology Review

RHEUMATO-DERMATOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--56

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs – Old and new: A brief overview


Vidya Divakar Baliga, Raghuveer S Prabhu 
 Department of General Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Raghuveer S Prabhu
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekkara, Kochi - 682 041, Kerala
India

Rheumatological disorders comprise a vast subset of conditions with differing manifestations but overlap in pathogenesis. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are a diverse group of medications which aim at the various pathogenic factors leading to these disorders. DMARDs are of three broad subtypes: the conventional synthetic DMARDs, the biologicals, and Janus kinase inhibitors. Here, we give a brief overview of the various DMARDs with an emphasis on their practical use.


How to cite this article:
Baliga VD, Prabhu RS. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs – Old and new: A brief overview.Clin Dermatol Rev 2019;3:47-56


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Baliga VD, Prabhu RS. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs – Old and new: A brief overview. Clin Dermatol Rev [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];3:47-56
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