rheumatoid%20arthritis
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disorder of unknown etiology.
It is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.
Patient usually complains of joint pain and/or swelling with morning stiffness that lasts for more than an hour.

Goals of treatment are clinical and radiological remission of disease and to reduce functional limitations and permanent joint damage.

Rheumatoid%20arthritis Patient Education

Patient Education

  • Educate the patient about the nature of the disease, risks of joint damage and loss of function
  • Emphasize the benefits and risks of the existing treatment modalities
  • Psychological intervention should be offered to help individuals in adjusting with their condition
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