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Abstract

ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE (ESR) IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Fasih Ahmad*, Mohammad Naime, Mahboobus Salam, Ehsan Rauf, Arifa Khatoon and Mohd Nafees Khan

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The aim of the study was to describe ESR in patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis who attended in OPD of Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Lucknow, up, India. 50 cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis between the age group of 18 to 60 yrs of any sex were studied. During inflammation or cell damage, RBC clump together becomes heavier and settle down fast. High ESR indicates inflammation, infection, trauma or malignant disease in the body. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a commonest form of chronic inflammatory joint disease. RA is a symmetrical destructive poly-arthritis affecting small and large synovial joints. After the study we found that majority of patients of RA had mild to moderate elevation in ESR, belonged to age group of 31- 45 years and maximum patients were Females.

Keywords: ESR, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammation.


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