Age and arthritis

Holden, G.
June 1982
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jun1982, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p389
Academic Journal
The article discuses on the predicted increase of rheumatic problems to the elderly in Great Britain. The prevalance of arthritis is increasing in the Western world. A 814 new patients were attending a rheumatology clinic, it was revealed that 8% is having the rheumatoid arthritis. Two separated trials of gold and penicillamine on patients developing the rheumatoid arthritis after the age of 60. The modifying drugs are showed the age should be no bar to their use in the treatment in the elderly.


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