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Etanercept (Enbrel) is a drug prescribed for treating rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis. Etanercept is injectable and reduces pain, swelling, and tenderness of joints due to moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Etanercept also is prescribed to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children and polyarticular-course. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this drug.

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      • What about rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
      • Is it possible to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?
      • What research is being done on rheumatoid arthritis?
      • Where can people get additional information on rheumatoid arthritis?
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      • Ankylosing spondylitis facts
      • What is ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What causes ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What are ankylosing spondylitis symptoms and signs?
      • How is ankylosing spondylitis diagnosed?
      • What are ankylosing spondylitis treatment options?
      • Can ankylosing spondylitis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What is in the future for patients with ankylosing spondylitis?
      • Where can people find more information about ankylosing spondylitis and learn about support groups?
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      Psoriatic Arthritis Article
      • Psoriatic arthritis facts
      • What is psoriatic arthritis?
      • What causes psoriatic arthritis?
      • What are risk factors for developing psoriatic arthritis?
      • What are psoriatic arthritis symptoms and signs?
      • How does the doctor diagnose psoriatic arthritis?
      • What is the treatment for psoriatic arthritis?
      • Disease-modifying medications
      • What are complications of psoriatic arthritis?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for patients with psoriatic arthritis?
      • Can psoriatic arthritis be prevented?
      • What does the future hold for patients with psoriatic arthritis?
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      Scalp Psoriasis Article
      • What is scalp psoriasis?
      • What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?
      • What are scalp psoriasis symptoms and signs?
      • How is scalp psoriasis diagnosed?
      • What are topical treatments and home remedies for scalp psoriasis?
      • What are office treatments for scalp psoriasis?
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      • What is mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome?
      • What are the usual symptoms and signs of Kawasaki's disease?
      • What are the less common findings?
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      • What causes Kawasaki's disease?
      • Who develops Kawasaki's disease?
      • How can Kawasaki's disease cause serious complications?
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      • What is the prognosis for children with Kawasaki's disease?
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