rheumatic disease


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rheumatic disease

n.
Any of various diseases and disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout, that chiefly affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones and are characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling.
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About 10% were defined as having a specific rheumatic disease, mainly systemic lupus erythematosus (70%), Dr.
The prevalence of rheumatic disease in the United States (US) is around 15%.
There have been few studies on CMV infection in patients with rheumatic disease and the incidence, clinical characteristics and prognosis of CMV infection complications in rheumatic disease have not been clarified.
Similarly, rheumatic diseases were categorized into category zero (patients without disease), and category one (patients with the rheumatic disease of interest).
In patients with rheumatic disease, the incidence of HZ is almost 12 times higher in RA, 20 times higher in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 45 times higher in Wegener's granulomatosus.
People who are at increased risks for certain diseases--cardiovascular or rheumatic disease, for example--can work with their doctors to address those conditions.
Nighat Mir Ahmad the chairperson of the organizing committee in her brief address said that rheumatic disease patients suffer un-necessary because of delay in diagnosis and treatment.
According to the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, it is the most prevalent chronic rheumatic disease.
INTRODUCTION: As many as 25 percent of rheumatic disease patients with systemic symptoms cannot be definitively diagnosed.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a common type of inflammatory rheumatic disease.
While the link between obesity and rheumatic disease may be commonly known, certain environmental conditions such as heat and humidity can also have an adverse effect on rheumatoid arthritis.
Fiehn et al (30) found that albumin appears to be taken up by peripheral blood cells in rheumatic disease.