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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 & radiological remission of disease and to reduce functional limitations & permanent joint damage.

Patient Education

Patient Education

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