Category Archives: Rheumatology

Rheumatology: news and the latest medical research relating to the specialized medical field of rheumatology which encompasses clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and connective tissue disorders.

Interventions For Treating Patients With Chikungunya Virus Infection-Related Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chikungunya virus infection is caused by an alphavirus transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Three reports from the mid-1950s describe an outbreak of viral disease observed in…

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Level of inflammatory cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis patients: Correlation with 25-hydroxy vitamin D and reactive oxygen species

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory and autoimmune disease having a prevalence of approximately 0.5–1% of the population of industrialized world…

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Molecular Mimicry between Chikungunya Virus and Host Components: A Possible Mechanism for the Arthritic Manifestations

Chikungunya fever is caused by a arbovirus belonging to Family Togaviridae and Genus Alphavirus. CHIKV is positive sense RNA virus with about 11.8 kb long genome. The prevalence of CHIKV has increased globally. It caused massive outbreaks when…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Was Negatively Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

Rheumatoid arthritis is a prevalent autoimmune disease which primarily affects synovial joints. This disease is characterized by progressive joint damage and bone destruction and can…

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A Cytokine Signalling Network for the Regulation of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic, polygenic, auto-immune inflammatory joint disease affecting about 1% of the world population. The disease usually attacks the diarthrodial joints of hands, feet, shoulder and knee…

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Increased Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Oxidative Stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory relapsing autoimmune disorder which often affects multiple systems. It is characterised by infiltration of inflammatory cells into the synovium and synovial hyperplasia ultimately leading to…

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2015 Gout Classification Criteria

An international group of investigators, supported by the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism, conducted a systematic review of the literature on advanced imaging of gout, a diagnostic study in which the…

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