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Coexistence of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sjogren Syndrome, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the two most common autoimmune chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases that result in progressive joint destruction and disabilities . Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a member of the prototypical autoimmune disease group known as spondyloarthropathies (SpAs) . Several classification criteria have been developed, of which ASAS criteria... Lire la suite
Case Reports in Rheumatology 2021 (2021),...
Treatment patterns in rheumatoid arthritis patients newly initiated on biologic and conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug therapy...
Currently, multiple treatment options are available to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARDs; methotrexate, leflunomide, sulfasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine), tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) biologics (adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, certolizumab pegol, and golimumab), and non-TNFi biologics (biologics... Lire la suite
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2021; 23(1):...
Depression is associated with increased disease activity and higher disability in a large Italian cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a prevalence of 0.5–1% in Europe, with the lower values in southern countries . It primarily involves peripheral joints, damaging cartilages and bones, and leads progressively to disability. RA shows also systemic manifestations and it has been associated to systemic comorbidities, as depressive and anxiety disorders . In... Lire la suite
Advances in Rheumatology 2021; 61(1): 57
Tender and swollen joint counts are poorly associated with disability in chikungunya arthritis compared to rheumatoid arthritis
Infection with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is typically announced by a fever accompanied by a rapid onset of painful and swollen joints1. The fever and joint involvement often resolve after 7–10 days, but in an estimated 40% (95% CI 31–49) of patients painful and stiff joints persist for months or years2,3. The chronic joint pain and inflammation occurring after infection with chikungunya... Lire la suite
Scientific reports 2021; 11(1): 18578
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