The main goal of therapy is relief of the symptoms of arthritis as the disease is often self-limited, and it is rare to have significant joint injury. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are the mainstay of treatment. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs like sulfasalazine may be effective. Sometimes steroid therapy is needed. Rarely, additional immunosuppressive therapy such as methotrexate, azathioprine, or biologics, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocking agents, are indicated.
Outbreaks and recalls
November 24, 2023
Common Myths and Misconceptions About E. coli
E. coli is often referred to as the best or most-studied free-living organism. More than 700 serotypes of E. coli have been identified. The “O” and “H” antigens on the...
July 12, 2023
Why E. coli Outbreaks happen not just in Beef
Although foods of bovine origin are the most common cause of both outbreaks and sporadic cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections, outbreaks of illnesses have been linked to a wide...
May 20, 2023
What To Expect During E. coli O157:H7 Litigation
E. coli litigation is all about causation (did a particular food product cause the illness) and damages (what are your past, present and future costs)....
March 26, 2023
E. coli recall linked Elkhart Valley Packing
Elkhorn Valley Packing, a Harper, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,436 pounds of boneless beef chuck product that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103, the U.S...