Use of ultrasonography in diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis


Authors: H. Mann
Authors‘ workplace: Revmatologický ústav Praha
Published in: Čes. Revmatol., 18, 2010, No. 3, p. 120-124.
Category: Overview Reports

Overview

A successful treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is based on early diagnosis and continuous monitoring of disease activity. Ultrasonography is a modern method which facilitates detection of structural involvement and inflammatory activity with a higher sensitivity than physical examination and skiagraphy. This review presents a basic introduction to past and present options of the use of ultrasonography in healthcare for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Key words:
ultrasonography, clinical remission, rheumatoid arthritis


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Dermatology & STDs Paediatric rheumatology Rheumatology
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