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Flashcards in Rheumatoid Arthritis Deck (10)
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1

True or false? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects the joints

True

2

What are the other clinical symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis?

Fatigue, weight loss, low-grade fever

3

Is there a particular age group that is affected?

No , it can occur at any age

4

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

Rheumatoid factor

5

____ _____ _____ will also be elevated in the blood

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

6

Which joints are mostly affected?

Joints in the hands, wrist, feet, elbows, shoulders

7

Will these joints be affected unilaterally or bilaterally?

Bilaterally- both hands, feet knees, etc

8

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

Deformities

9

____ are the primary drug therapy

NSAIDS

10

Should you encourage this client to exercise?

Yes, activity helps the pain

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