Rheumatoid arthritis - introduction and case study

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Published on November 24, 2019

Author: RushaliRiah

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1. Rheumatoid Arthritis By: Rushali Riah

2. Introduction • Rheumatic arthritis (RA) chronic inflammatory disorder attacks the joints producing an inflammatory synovitis • The first known case - 4500 BC • Rheumatoid Arthritis - coined by British rheumatologist Dr. Alfred Baring Garrod in 1859

3. • RA - inflammation in the 1. Lungs 2. pericardium, 3. pleura, 4. sclera • Chronic Autoimmune disease • pain intensifies • Progressive deterioration of joint structures leads to deformations and disability

4. CASE STUDY • Mrs. Raveena Gurung • 51 years old female • Mother - 3 daughters • Works - operations administrator at tech company

5. CLINICAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS During flare up’s • Severe pain • Swelling • Unable to complete daily activities Signs & Symptoms • Slight pain - wrists during normal activities • More stiff in morning

6. 3 years back: Attended complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy with failure Morning symptoms - • Inability to close her hands • Malaise and fatigue • “feeling like a 90 year old woman”

7. ON PHYSICAL EXAMINATION • Bilateral tenderness • swelling - proximal interphalangeal & metacarpophalangeal joints

8. ON SERLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS • Autoantibodies to Fc portion • Autologous IgG detected ON BLOOD COUNT • Microcytic anemia • Hb - 11.6g/dl • C-reactive protein - 9.5 g/dl

9. Diagnosis • Blood results show development of rheumatoid arthritis

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