Rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders: India and South-East Asia.

@article{Chandrasekaran1995RheumatoidAA,
  title={Rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders: India and South-East Asia.},
  author={Ayyavu Chandrasekaran and B Radhakrishna},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical rheumatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={45-57}
}
With a few exceptions, there remains a paucity of good epidemiological studies from India and South-East Asia. The overall impression is that the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is slightly less compared with the West and follows a milder course. There may be differences in the articular expression of the disease with the wrist and forefoot less commonly affected than in Caucasian studies. Extra-articular manifestations and erosive change are less frequent and severe. HLA DR4 does not… CONTINUE READING

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