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Rheumatoid arthritis

Sandeep Bawa and Paul Wordsworth

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.010002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Rheumatoid arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common disabling chronic diseases of the Western world.

New biologic treatments have provided great benefit in the management of this condition, reducing morbidity and mortality.

RA diagnosis requires careful clinical, biochemical, and radiological assessment

Rheumatoid factor is not a reliable diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

The core of its management requires careful input from all members of the multidisciplinary team.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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