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September 2019| Vol 14| Issue 3


Addressing the unmet needs in medical training for alarmingly widening demand–supply gap in rheumatic diseases: A tale of two countries

Perspective on Medical Training and the Growing Rheumatic Disease Burden The first encounter with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis was during our medical school in India almost tw...


Rheumatology teaching and training in India – From procrastination to implementation!

Rheumatology in India has transitioned from infancy to adolescence but is years away from maturity. There continues to be a dyssynchrony between patient numbers, that are easily humongous, and train...


Critical workforce challenges and the impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Urgent call for action

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) are a diverse group of diseases that commonly affect the joints, but can affect any organ of the body. There are >200 different RMDs, affecting both...


CAR T-cells to drive away autoimmunity in lupus

The world possibly first heard of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells in the context of refractory acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Refractory ALL had carried very poor prognosis and the first ...


Platelet activation markers in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Dear Editor, Platelets are recognized to play an important role in hemostasis and tissue repair. The pro-inflammatory function of platelets was first elucidated in tissue models of atherosclerosis....

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The Indian Journal of Rheumatology (IJR, formerly, Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association) is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Indian Rheumatology Association. The Journal is published quarterly (March, June, September, December i.e. 4 issues along with two supplements in November and December every year) by Wolters Kluwer. It is indexed in Scopus and Indmed. It is circulated to all bonafide members of IRA and subscribers.

Thank You Reviewers!

The Editor would like to thank all the reviewers of the Indian Journal of Rheumatology, for generously giving their time and efforts in assessing the manuscripts submitted to the journal.

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