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December 2018| Vol 13| Issue 4

From the Editor’s desk

Miles to go before we sleep...........

Dear Friends, Welcome to the present issue of the Journal which is my final issue as its editor-in-chief, a prestigious and challenging assignment I have had for the last 3 years. I am pleased tha...


Improving knowledge and awareness regarding rheumatology at the undergraduate level in Indian medical colleges

The medical education and training has its presence in India since ancient times and believed to be 2000–3000 BC old. An elaborate system of training and assessment of medical students existed...


Methotrexate and the liver: Think beyond the drug!

Methotrexate is one of the most commonly used disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for patients with inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Hematological and hepatic ...

Original Article

Relevance of elevated microparticles in peripheral blood and synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Introduction: Microparticles (MPs) are submicron sized heterogeneous membrane-bound vesicles released from cells undergoing cell activation or apoptosis. Elevated platelet-derived MPs (PMPs) ...

Original Article

Clinical utility of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptid and rheumatoid factor in chronic hepatitis B virus infection

Background: It is necessary to distinguish whether musculoskeletal symptoms are associated with rheumatic diseases or hepatitis virus infection. Rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrull...

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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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