Rheumatoid And Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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"Rheumatoid joint inflammation is an interminable infection set apart by irritation of the joints, frequently influencing the hand joints and both sides of the body in the meantime" (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2009).
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease that affects whole systems of body particularly cardiovascular system, nerves, respiratory system (RACGP, 2009). The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unknown but it is hereditary which assists to have a risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 50%-60% (RACGP, 2009).

3.0 Prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Australia and the United States

3.1 Prevalence in Australia

Source: AIHW analysis of unpublished ABS ‘Australian Health Survey, 2011–12 (National Health Survey Component).

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