Antibiotics for rheumatoid arthritis? Minocycline shows promise in some patients.

Academic Article


  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, chronic disease that affects an estimated 2 million Americans. Although no single pharmacologic agent is completely effective against the disease, some patients have shown significant improvement when treated with minocycline. Dr Alarcón summarizes the outcomes of studies to date and offers her recommendations.
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  • Anti-Bacterial Agents, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Humans, Minocycline
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    Author List

  • Alarcón GS
  • Start Page

  • 95
  • End Page

  • 98
  • Volume

  • 105
  • Issue

  • 4