Flashcards in Co-existing diseases- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Deck (10)
it is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by systemic polyarthropathy. does it have significant systemic involvement?
has involvement where in the spine (that we worry about)
most common in males or females age 30-50
is there cricoarytenoid involvement?
what kind of cardiac changes are seen
Cardiac conduction abnormalities
Cardiac valves fibrosis
Coronary artery arteritis
what can happen to lungs
Do they develop restrictive or obstructive pulm disease
what do you want to evaluate with the airway?
Hoarsness or stridor
is a degenerative process that affects the articular cartilage and differs from RA how
OA lacks the inflammatory reaction (thus no corticosteroids are used)