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Rheumatoid arthritis: A brief overview
International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory, systemic autoimmune disease, affecting the joints with varying severity among patients. The risk factors include age, gender, genetics, and environmental exposure (cigarette smoking, air pollutants, and occupational). Many complications can follow, such as permanent joint damage requiring arthroplasty, rheumatoid vasculitis, and Felty syndrome requiring splenectomy if it remains unaddressed. As there is no cure for RA, the treatment goalsdoi:10.33545/26164485.2021.v5.i3d.428 fatcat:lxhmsyir4fhtdmu76nzrurkpjm