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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Demographic And Clinical Features Of Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis In Piauí, Brazil - Evaluation Of 98 Patients
Author: Almeida M.D.S.T.M.
Almeida J.V.M.
Bertolo M.B.
Abstract: tIntroduction: Brazilian epidemiological studies on rheumatoid arthritis are scarce, mainly inthe northeast; thus many data currently available originate from the international literature. Objectives: To describe demographic, clinical and serological characteristics of patients withrheumatoid arthritis (RA) followed-up by the same physician, in state of Piauí, Brazil. Patients and methods: Data were collected between August 2010 and March 2013, in threehealth services of Piauí that provided health care in Rheumatology: a university-affiliatedhospital, a public outpatient clinic and a private clinic. Results: The numbers represent mean ± SD or percentage: 47.5 ± 11.03 years-old non-Caucasian woman, non-smoker (59.2%), low educational level, mean disease duration of7.7 years ± 7.6, and major extra-articular manifestations were rheumatoid nodules (19.4%)and sicca syndrome (46.9%).Conclusion: Features of rheumatoid arthritis obtained in this study are similar to those foundin some national and international studies, but we observed higher female preponder-ance and illiteracy rate, in addition to a moderately severe erosive disease on average, withfrequent sicca and other extra-articular manifestations.
Editor: Elsevier Editora Ltda
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.rbre.2014.02.018
Date Issue: 2014
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