oa South African Family Practice - Rheumatoid arthritis : review

Volume 56, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Immune-mediated inflammatory disorders include a clinically diverse group of conditions that share similar pathogenic mechanisms. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, spondyloarthropathy, inflammatory bowel disease and connective-tissue disease are characterised by immune dysregulation and chronic inflammation. This review will focus on immunopathogenic mechanisms, aspects of early disease, co-morbidity and therapy in RA.

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