TITLE

Clinical Entity of Amavata

AUTHOR(S)
Joshi, Vimal; Mehta, Charmi; Sharma, Manisha; Dave, Alankruta
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ancient Medicine & Yoga;Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Amavata is described in detail as a distinct clinical entity by Acharya Madhavakara in Madhavanidana. It is a disease of Madhyama roga marga affecting Asthisandhi in which the pain is similar to that of scorpion bite. Since many years, most of scholars have correlated Amavata to rheumatoid arthritis as described in modern science. But clinically, Amavata can be correlated to many other types of arthritis like reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus). Thus, through this study of those various disorders, the authors want to highlight the fact that Amavata is not only limited to the understanding of rheumatoid arthritis, but it can be understood in a much broader manner.
ACCESSION #
77228180

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics