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The difficult rheumatology diagnosis


Devaraj, Navin Kumar (2018) The difficult rheumatology diagnosis. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, 28 (1). 101 - 102. ISSN 1029-1857; ESSN: 2413-7170


Background Rheumatoid arthritis is a devastating condition. More so, the diagnosis of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis is often fraught off with much uncertainty and that leads to further suffering to the unfortunate patient. Case Details This is a case of Madam A, who presented with many non-specific symptoms and signs involving many systems which was finally diagnosed as seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. This case explores the challenges in reaching this uncommon diagnosis and how anti-inflammatory drugs can bring a miraculous relief to the patient's suffering. Conclusion The diagnosis of seronegative rheumatoid arthritis often presents a real challenge to the medical practitioner and often requires multiple visits and/or shared multidisciplinary care for confirmation of the diagnosis. Once diagnosed and treated with disease modifying anti- rheumatic drugs, often there is a miraculous relief to the patient's suffering.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4314/ejhs.v28i1.13
Publisher: Jimma University
Keywords: Seronegative; Rheumatoid arthritis; Prednisolone; DMARD
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2020 19:38
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2020 19:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/74131
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