Priyadharshini R

Department of Pathology, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, India


  • Research   
    Prevalence of Rheumatoid Symptoms in Females of More Than 40 Years-A Survey
    Author(s): K Helen Reshma, Palati Sinduja* and Priyadharshini R

    Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the own healthy cells thereby causing inflammation in the affected parts of the body. It initially affects smaller joints of the body. Severe forms of rheumatoid arthritis can even cause physical disabilities. Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include pain in joints, swollen joints, and joint stiffness. Fever and fatigue may be present. Other symptoms start to appear in a week or month. It usually occurs in middle age and duration is lifelong and sometimes the causes are unknown. It is treated most often with steroids, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Aim: To determine the prevalence of rheumatoid symptoms in females of more than 40 years. Materials and Methods: Well-structured questionnaire containing 14 self-structured questions was framed and circulated among 50 women above 40.. Read More»

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