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Arthritis

Abstract: Arthritis is a commonly encountered problem in daily clinical practice, and with an aging population it will be as prevalent as any other chronic illness, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Obstetrician-gynecologists often encounter patients with arthritic symptoms in their practices. They may find it challenging to identify the underlying cause of arthritis and provide recommendations, as well as provide obstetric care to patients with known arthritis. The monograph will discuss common forms of arthritis, diagnostic testing and appropriate management, and referral of patients who need specialized care. Commonly encountered forms of inflammatory arthritis are discussed in this monograph with special emphasis on diagnosis and management. Management of arthritis in the context of pregnancy and lactation also is discussed.

 




Editor
Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Anne E. Burke, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year