Topic: Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine in Treating Arthritis

Dr. Lee:
Are you aware of any studies using these two agents in treating other types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis, or lupus arthritis?

Dr. Shiel:
No. I am not aware of any studies that verify that these agents would be appropriate to use for those other conditions. It has been found by the current research studies to be helpful only in the treatment of osteoarthritis (what is also called degenerative arthritis).

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Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2004




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