Rheumatoid arthritis dad has diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis ACPA levels are 200.normally less than 5.using methotrexate 7.5 mg twice weekly.CAN THIS ACPA COUNT DECREASES ON USING THIS DRUG OR NOT?even though this level is so high.he is complaining of just joint pains and no other many years this drug has to taken?
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Dr. Vinod Kumar A.C
18 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Orthopedic Surgeon
rheumatoid arthritis is autoimmune disease, it will not heal ,we have to control the symptoms of the disease and it's complications by drug therapy,so  treatment is life long
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