London: British scientists claim to have developed one-off treatment which could potentially help cure rheumatoid arthritis.
"There is the potential that this switch off could last forever. Perhaps this would only be in patients who we treat at the early stage of the disease. "However, the chance of this happening in patients who have had the disease for a while is not altogether absent," he added. The drug targets T-cells, white blood cells which control the body`s natural defences. These cells are believed to send signals to other cells in the body to attack the joints. If these signals can be "switched off", doctors can potentially halt the disease at its source. IANS