rheumatic disease

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Related to rheumatic disease: rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease


1. Obsolete term for rheumatic fever.
2. Indefinite term applied to various conditions with pain or other symptoms of articular origin or related to other elements of the musculoskeletal system.
[G. rheumatismos, rheuma, a flux]

rheumatic disease

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.

Rheumatic disease

A type of disease involving inflammation of muscles, joints, and other tissues.
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A comparison of the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases amongst Pakistanis living in England and Pakistan.
Background: Rheumatic diseases involve multiple organs that are affected by immunological mechanisms.
3) Few studies in the Middle East have looked into the prevalence of the rheumatic diseases in the general population.
12] Data on these new drugs in patients with rheumatic diseases are confined to a few case reports, but several trials are currently underway.
CONCLUSION: Overlap syndromes occur frequently in case of rheumatic diseases so whenever a patient does not fit into one specific condition, extensive work up including autoimmune and histopathological investigations should be undertaken and then tried to ascertain if they fit into any of the overlap syndromes described in the literature.
On the other hand, the total white blood corpuscles and its differential in patients with the other rheumatic diseases (such as MCTD, PSS, PM and AS) were more or less unchanged.
5% (77/85) of patients positive for the second-level tests, clinical confirmation of autoimmune rheumatic disease was obtained.
the assays are very efficient in excluding inflammatory rheumatic disease.
Additionally, the authors provide practical suggestions for consideration and intervention for therapists and families in their work with children and adolescents with rheumatic disease.
The clearinghouse provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic disease and bone, muscle, and skin diseases.
On October 22, that group issued an official statement declaring that "studies provide compelling evidence that silicone implants expose patients to no demonstrable additional risk for connective tissue or rheumatic disease.
In this third edition, the authors have added many new topics, including chapters on Lyme disease, HIV-related musculoskeletal disorders, and perioperative care of patients with rheumatic disease.