RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: AN UPDATE ON DIAGNOSTIC MODALITIES AND TREATMENT PROTOCOLSAbstract
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that permanently damages and disables the joints if left untreated. Much research is being carried out; however, any detailed information that could impart knowledge of all the major aspects in an undivided form is still lacking. This review attempts to revive the existing knowledge on RA and provides comprehensive data and current information about the classification criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and treatment protocol for the management of Rheumatoid arthritis. Early and accurate diagnosis is essential as it can slow down the progression of the disease, permanent joint damage and disability in up to 90% of RA patients. This article also focuses on various diagnostic modalities which help in the diagnosis of RA, and synthetic medicines available for the cure of RA. It provides a section about non-pharmacological and herbal treatment options available for the management of Rheumatoid arthritis.
Rini Singhal *, Shweta Verma and Vijender Singh
Department of Pharmacy, IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
20 January 2022
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