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Flashcards in Rheumatoid Arthritis Deck (10)
1

T or F? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects the joints.

True

2

Is there a particular age group that is affected?

No, it can occur at any age .

4

What are other clinical symptoms associated with
Rheumatoid arthritis ?

Fatigue ,

weight loss

Low grade fever

5

What factor will be found in the blood of a client with this form of arthritis ?

Rheumatoid factor

6

_______ will also be elevated in the blood.

Erythrocytes sedimentation rate

7

Which 5 Joint are mostly affected?

Joints, in hands , wrists, feet, elbows, shoulders

8

Will these joint be affected unilaterally or bilaterally?

Bilaterally -both hands , feet, knees, etc

9

Due to inflammation of the synovial membranes, which damages cartilage, joint ___ are seen.

Deformities

10

_____are the primary drug therapy.

NSAIDs

10

Should you encourage this client to exercise??

Yes, activity helps the pain

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