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Rheumatoid arthritis truly is a systemic disorder, and in this book the author succinctly discusses the myriad of relevant local and systemic complications. The section containing general remarks is brief but includes enough material concerning diagnosis, laboratory tests, and therapy to set the stage for the major discussion of complications. Unfortunately, the author chose to limit the section on complications of drug therapy to discussion of only salicylates and corticosteroids. Additional review of the complications secondary to gold salts, indomethacin, phenylbutazone, and antimalarials would have enhanced the value of this section as a reference source.
Local complications of rheumatoid
Local and Systemic Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1292–1293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1292
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1292-1293.
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