Flashcards in Rheumatoid Arthritis Deck (10):
What are other clinical symptoms associated with
Rheumatoid arthritis ?
Low grade fever
Is there a particular age group that is affected?
No, it can occur at any age .
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 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.
Should you encourage this client to exercise??
Yes, activity helps the pain