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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXXx
User :   I want to chat with a Rheumatalogist
User :   hi Doctor
Doctor :   I am a General Physician, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   My brother was diagnosed with reactive Arthritis 6 years ago
User :   He tested HLA B27 positive
User :   Thereafter he has been taking Sazo 500
User :   Can I call you back
User :   In the last 6 years he never felt pain anywhere in his body
User :   sure
User :   Thank you
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i want to talk to a Rheumatalogist
Doctor :   I am a General Physician, I believe I can help you within my expertise
User :   My brother (26 years), was diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis 6 years ago. He tested positive for HLA B27. He consulted Dr.XXXXXXx and has been taking Sazo 500 since then. He has been keeping fine all these long (no pains). Initially he was taking 4 tablets per day, after some time he reduced it to 2 tablets and then to 1 tablet a day. He got married last year and has been planning for a child since Feb 2010. Hence he stopped taking Sazo since Feb 2010. His wife conceived in Sept 2010 and he started taking back Sazo from Oct 15, 2010. But since Nov 2010 he has started experiencing pain in his hip. He came to Hyderabad in Nov 2010 and consulted a Rheumatalogist. He was asked to get an Xray of his hip and few blood reports. All the blood tests were normal but there was some problem/effect of arthritis in his hip. He started taking 4 tablets of Sazo 500 after that and has also been doing regular exercise everyday for 1 hr - 1.5 hr. I want to know that what effects arthritis can have in his body. Can the disease disable him? I know that arthritis has no cure, but how can he improve the quality of his life. What are the worst effects that arthritis can have in his body? How can he lead a normal healthy life?
User :   Please help me
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Doctor :   What is his occupation?
User :   Business
User :   wholesale cloth business
Doctor :   HLA B27 can involve other systems also like Eye, Kidney
Doctor :   Spine etc
Doctor :   There are novel treatments that are in picture these days
Doctor :   There are anti immunological drugs that can reduce the immunity reaction
Doctor :   The treatment is long term
Doctor :   along with physical therapy
User :   what are those novel treatments
Doctor :   TNF blockers
User :   should we go for them immediately
Doctor :   The indications are different for these medicines, a specialist Rheumatologist can be the best one who can advise you on this
User :   can you guide me to a specialist rheumatalogist
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can meet Dr.
Doctor :   His PRO's Number XXXXXX
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