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, ...
Anderson, Ronald; Meyer, P.W.A. (Pieter Willem Adriaan); Ally, Mahmood Moosa Tar Mahomed; Tikly, Mohammed(Oxford University Press, 2016-07)
INTRODUCTION : Smoking is now well recognized not only as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but also as a determinant of disease activity, severity, response to therapy, and possibly mortality.
METHODS : Studies, ...
Janse van Rensburg, Dina Christina(University of Pretoria, 2012-10-04)
Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease and one of the more common auto-immune diseases. Patients with RA rely almost solely on pharmaceutical intervention to manage the disease. Autonomic impairment ...