World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (WJPMR) has indexed with various reputed international bodies like : Google Scholar , Index Copernicus , SOCOLAR, China , Indian Science Publications , Cosmos Impact Factor , Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN , Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) , UDLedge Science Citation Index , International Impact Factor Services , International Society for Research Activity (ISRA) Journal Impact Factor (JIF) , International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) , Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF) , Global Impact Factor (In Process) , Digital Online Identifier-Database System (DOI-DS) , Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates , Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) , International Scientific Indexing, (ISI) UAE , 

World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

DIFFERENT MANIFESTATIONS OF ANEMIA IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan Ashraf*, Dr. Muhammad Zain-ul-abidin, Dr. Danish Touheed

ABSTRACT

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis is chronic autoimmune disease that affected small joint in the hand and feet causing swelling that can result in bone erosion and joint deformity, anemia is the most common and serious blood abnormality seen in rheumatoid arthritis. Aim of this study was assessment of anemia in rheumatoid arthritis patients, differentiated between the types of anemia and correlation between anemia and du ration of rheumatoid arthritis. Material and method: This study was cross sectional study, carried out in DHQ teaching hospital Sargodha during period from January 2018 until March 2018. Result: (60%) of rheumatoid arthritis are anemic and (40%) non-anemic the result demonstrated that the Hb level, RBCs and PCV are significantly reduced in anemic rheumatoid arthritis patients in comparison with non-anemic rheumatoid arthritis patients with P value (0.000) for Hb, RBCs and PCV. The result demonstrated also that MCH significantly reduced in anemic rheumatoid arthritis patients in comparison with non -anemic rheumatoid arthritis patients with P value (0.003) while MCV & MCHC are within normal range. In anemic rheumatoid arthritis patients, serum ferritin was significantly reduced in 7 while 23 patients have normal level of serum ferritin. Based on cutoff of 15?g/L for ferritin, 23% of anemic rheumatoid arthritis patients have IDA and 77% have ACD. Conclusion: There are two types of anemia in rheumatoid arthritis patients, IDA and ACD. ACD is more common in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

[Full Text Article]

Powered By WJPMR | All Right Reserved

WJPMR