Clinical and epidemiological features of rheumatic diseases in patients attending the university hospital in Kinshasa

@article{Malemba2007ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and epidemiological features of rheumatic diseases in patients attending the university hospital in Kinshasa},
  author={Jean Jacques Malemba and Jean-Marie Mbuyi-Muamba},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={47-54}
}
The aim of the present retrospective and hospital-based study was to describe epidemiological and clinical features of rheumatic diseases in patients attending the University Hospital of Kinshasa (UHK). Rheumatic complaint was a reason for consultation in 12.1% of outpatients attending the Department of Internal Medicine of the UHK. Osteoarthritis was the most common rheumatic disease (59.2%), followed by soft tissue rheumatism (16.1%), gout (9.3%), and spondylarthropathies (7.5%). The… CONTINUE READING

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