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WHAT IS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
-degenerative, chronic, progressive, acute episodes of exacerbations
-similar pathos to OA but SYSTEMIC
auto-immune: complement and attacks muscle/ligaments too
-synovial effusion common
WHICH AREAS OF THE BODY DOES IT AFFECT?
-small joints PIP, MCP
-knees, wrists
WHAT ARE THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
-edema, tenderness, pain@rest, red, warmth, fatigue, nodules, inc esr, anemia, muscle ache, + RF test
-affects lung heart skin
WHICH POPULATIONS ARE AFFECTED BY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
-avg/below wt
-young/mid age
-women more
-family history
WHAT DIAGNOSTIC TESTS ARE USED TO ASSESS RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
-+ rf
- x-ray bone demineral
-synovial fluid test,
- -lyme titer
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE USED TO MANAGE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
-inflammation reduction, NSAIDs
-diet exercise
-hot/cold app
-sugery