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Rheumatoid arthritis

Also known as Atrophic Arthritis and Proliferative Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that results in a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks flexible (synovial) joints. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility if not adequately treated.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with rheumatoid arthritis, 43% report having joint pain, 42% report having knee pain, and 29% report having ache all over. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of rheumatoid arthritis are joint pain, joint swelling, and hand or finger weakness, although you may still have rheumatoid arthritis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), lipid panel, hemoglobin a1c measurement, magnetic resonance imaging, physical therapy exercises and mammography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with rheumatoid arthritis include prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid, hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil), etanercept (enbrel), alendronate, celecoxib (celebrex), infliximab (remicade), leflunomide (arava), adalimumab (humira), sulfasalazine, ibandronate (boniva) and nabumetone .

Prednisone
$5
(28 days)
Methotrexate
$14
(28 days)
Folic Acid
$3
(28 days)
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
$17
(28 days)
Etanercept (Enbrel)
$1760
(28 days)
Alendronate

Celecoxib (Celebrex)
$128
(28 days)
Infliximab (Remicade)
$2995
(28 days)
Leflunomide (Arava)
$43
(28 days)
Adalimumab (Humira)
$1859
(28 days)
Sulfasalazine
$20
(28 days)
Ibandronate (Boniva)
$105
(28 days)
Nabumetone
$32
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for rheumatoid arthritis include age 75+ years, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get rheumatoid arthritis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.8x
60-74 years
2.2x
75+ years
1.5x

Sex

Male
0.5x
Female
1.4x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
1.1x
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