Fever is not expected and can represent an infecti
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Fever is not expected and can represent an infection. People with rheumatoid arthritis
are at increased risk for infection because of their disease and frequently because of their medications. Many of the medications used to treat rheumatoid disease
suppress the immune system of the body that is responsible for defending against infectious microbes. Furthermore, these medications can increase the risk of a more serious infection when a bacterium or virus strikes. Notify the doctor as soon as a fever occurs so that infections are treated at the earliest time possible.
It requires only symptomatic treatment with analgesics or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antiviral
. Occasionally, a brief course of low-dose prednisone
is used. Physical therapy
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