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A primary care approach to the management of Arthritis

Selvandran Rangiah, Indiran Govender, Zakariya Badat
South African Family Practice | Vol 62, No 1 : Part 1| a5089 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v62i1.5089 | © 2020 Selvandran Rangiah, Indiran Govender, Zakariya Badat | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 January 2020 | Published: 17 February 2020

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Selvandran Rangiah, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Indiran Govender, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa; and, Department of Family Medicine, Kalafong Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa
Zakariya Badat, Department of Family Medicine, Health Sciences Faculty, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa


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Abstract

Arthritis is a common condition seen frequently by family practitioners, and there are many types of arthritis. Management of arthritis depends largely on the specific type of arthritis that the patient suffers from. In this article, we will provide the primary care doctor with practical information for managing arthritis, focussing on the management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Keywords

osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; primary care doctor; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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