Tactics of topical therapy for cutaneous vasculitis in rheumatoid arthritis

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18565/pharmateca.2019.13.68-71

D.V. Bestaev (1), S.A. Ktsoeva (1), Z.S. Brtsieva (1), L.M. Khutieva (1), L.V. Osipova (1), N.N. Burduli (1), O.T. Kotsoeva (1), T.D. Bestaeva (2)

1) North Ossetian State Medical Academy, Vladikavkaz, Russia; 2) Family Medicine Clinic, Vladikavkaz, Russia
One of the extra-articular systemic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is cutaneous rheumatoid vasculitis (RV). Among the reasons for the development of RV, an important place is occupied by the deposition of immune complexes in the walls of blood vessels. This concept is based on the detection of high titers of rheumatoid factor, circulating immune complexes, as well as cryoglobulins in most RA patients with RV. Along with the use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy, topical treatment plays a significant role.
Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis, cutaneous rheumatoid vasculitis, topical therapy

About the Autors

Corresponding author: David V. Bestaev, MD, Head of the Department of Internal Diseases № 3, North Ossetian State Medical Academy, Vladikavkaz, Russia; e-mail: davidbestaev@rambler.ru; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7051-067X; Scopus Author ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55799416300 
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