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Therapy-related issues: musculoskeletal diseases

Philip Wiffen, Marc Mitchell, Melanie Snelling and Nicola Stoner

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199603640
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191730610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199603640.003.0025

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Therapy-related issues: musculoskeletal diseases

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Rheumatoid arthritis 548

Gout 556

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which causes joints lined with synovium to become inflamed, swollen, stiff, and painful, and leads to joint erosion. It is a multisystem disorder which can affect many organs including the eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. The aim of treatment is to decrease pain and inflammation, prevent joint damage, and ultimately induce remission of disease....

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Subjects: Pharmacology

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