Class of medication that contain 5-aminosalicylic acid and can affect the body's ability to control inflammation. Examples include Sulfasalazine and Mesalamine.
A condition where your own immune system - which normally fights infections and viruses - mistakenly attacks normal, healthy tissue, creating inflammation.
Biologic medicines, made from substances found in living organisms, block aspects of the immune system that are overactive in rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation-reducing steroids. These steroids (such as hydrocortisone) are some of the most frequently used rheumatoid arthritis treatments.
Medications that directly affect the immune system and it's response. Examples include Imuran and 6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP).
Group of over 100 inflammatory autoimmune disorders of the colon and small intestine.
Physician that specializes in disorders of the gastrointestinal system.