An over view of rheumatoid arthritis

Author : Konda Ravi Kumar, Sura Srivardhini, B. Sai Keerthana

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease (the body’s immune system attacks it’s own tissue, including joints) over longer periods of time, can cause bone erosion and joint deformity. RA occurs in about 5 per 1000 people. At present any patients with clinical synovitis in at least one joint may have definite RA, requiring aggressive treatment if it is untreated or unaddressed it leads to complications such as permanent joint damage requiring arthroplasty, rheumatoid vasculitis, and syndrome requiring splenectomy. Here, we present brief summary of the treatment modalities to address the complications associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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