{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

CriteriaforRheumatoidArthritis

CriteriaforRheumatoidArthritis - Criteria for Rheumatoid...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis: What is RA? RA is a chronic multisystem disease that is mainly characterized by persistent inflammatory synovitis of the peripheral joints in a symmetric distribution Cause The cause of RA is unknown, although it has been suggested that it might be a manifestation of the response to an infection agent in a generically susceptible host Who gets it? Women affected 2-3 more times than men Women typically aged 35-50 on onset More common in Native Americans and less common in African Americans Having a first degrees relative with RA increases your risk 2-3 fold Classic Presentation: Initially begins with insidious fatigue , anorexia, generalized weakness , and vague musculoskeletal complaints until polyarticular symmetric synovitis becomes apparent mostly in the hands, wrists, knees , and feet Accompanied by constitutional symptoms that include fever , weakness, fatigue , and weight loss lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly can also occur
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

CriteriaforRheumatoidArthritis - Criteria for Rheumatoid...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon bookmark
Ask a homework question - tutors are online