The reported prevalence of articular manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
varies, but with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for almost 70% of the people living with HIV,
this results in a considerable burden of disease in the region. The spectrum of clinical
presentation described, includes articular pain syndrome, HIV-associated arthropathy and
seronegative spondyloarthropathies, among others. This brief review serves to create
awareness of the clinical and imaging presentation of this spectrum of disease as there is
significant morbidity associated with these conditions if treatment is delayed.
Matthee, Pierre Armand(University of Pretoria, 2015)
The goal of the study was to explore and describe how arthritis patients experience the
influence of arthritis on their quality of life after commencing with biologic arthritis medication.
In order to achieve this goal, ...
The inflammatory burden of the complex rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease affects several organ-systems, including rheological properties of blood and its formed elements. Red blood cells (RBCs) are constantly exposed to ...
Pretorius, Etheresia; Akeredolu, Oore-Ofe; Soma, Prashilla; Kell, Douglas B.(Sage, 2017-02)
We review the evidence that infectious agents, including those that become dormant within the host, have a major role to play in much of the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis and the inflammation that is its hallmark. This ...