Understanding rheumatoid arthritis: causes and treatment

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, January 2011, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2011.5.1.15

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is explained.

What is it about?

This article describes RA and its treatment with relation to the role of healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners.

Why is it important?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation and swelling of various joints of the body. This results in pain and stiffness, and can produce a marked reduction of functioning, affecting daily life.


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Knowledge of this condition will assist practitioners.

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