Rheumatoid arthritis – a clinical update for practice nurses
Dr Gerry Morrow
Editor, Clinical Knowledge Summaries; Medical & Product Director (Primary Care) Agilio Software. March 2022
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. RA presents as inflammatory arthritis typically affecting the small joints of the hands and the feet, usually both sides equally and symmetrically, although any synovial joint can be affected. As RA progresses, any system of the body may be affected by the underlying inflammatory process.
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