Flashcards in Rheumatoid Arthritis Deck (10)
T or F? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects the joints.
Is there a particular age group that is affected?
No, it can occur at any age .
What are other clinical symptoms associated with
Rheumatoid arthritis ?
Low grade fever
What factor will be found in the blood of a client with this form of arthritis ?
_______ will also be elevated in the blood.
Erythrocytes sedimentation rate
Which 5 Joint are mostly affected?
Joints, in hands , wrists, feet, elbows, shoulders
Will these joint be affected unilaterally or bilaterally?
Bilaterally -both hands , feet, knees, etc
Due to inflammation of the synovial membranes, which damages cartilage, joint ___ are seen.
_____are the primary drug therapy.