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RMJ. 2021; 46(1): 45-47

Clinical and hematological parameters in patients of Rheumatoid arthritis in a tertiary care hospital

Marrium Shakil, Darakhshan M Saleem, Afshan Zafar, Ahmed Ali, Mariam Raziq, Sarmad Shams.

Objective: To assess the clinical and hematological parameters in patients of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Methodology: This cross sectional study was carried out in the Department of Rheumatology, Baqai Hospital, Karachi from November 2019 to February 2020. A total number of 111 rheumatoid arthritis patients of both genders were enrolled according to ACR/EULAR criteria 2019. A Questionnaire comprising of patientís medical history, sign and symptoms, biophysical and biochemical parameters including age, BMI, ESR, Hemoglobin, RA factor, Anti CCP and SGPT, morning stiffness, swelling of joints, redness at joints, joint pain and fatigue was filled. Data were collected from patients records and analyzed by independent sample t-test using SPSS version 18 with significance at p

Key words: Rheumatoid arthritis, liver disorder, low hemoglobin.

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