Clinical Aspect of O2/O3 in Rheumatic Diseases Z. Fahmy. Augusta-Klinik, 55543 Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Among the disorders collectively named as rheumatism, progressive chronic polyarthritis constitutes a great problem, not only as regards to the frequency of its occurrence (1-2 % of the population), but also as regards its most effective therapy. Apart from non-medication (or physical) therapy methods, long-term antirheumatics, or so called basis therapeutics, represent the only medicaments known to have effects on the pathological processes involved, going beyond a symptomatic influence, contrary to the non-steroid antirheumatics and the corticoids. In medical ozone research over the recent year, we have arrived at results with confirm the necessity for therapeutical application of an ozone-oxygene gas mixture, not only clinically, but also biochemically. Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.