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March 2017| Vol 12| Issue 1

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Dear Friends, I am pleased to be able to inform you that this year's special supplement of the Journal would be on “Scleroderma and related disorders.” This is being guest edited by P...


Renal biopsy in lupus nephritis: To do or not to do?

Kidneys are one of the most common major organs to be involved in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although lupus nephritis (LN) is the most common renal involvement in SLE, and is reported to occu...


Do we need renal biopsy in patients with lupus nephritis? A rheumatologist's perspective

Renal involvement is seen in about half the patients of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and may be as high as 75% of patients of African-American, Asians, and Hispanic ancestry. Around 20%&...

Original Article

Ultrasonographic evaluation of joint involvement in rheumatoid arthritis: Comparison with conventional radiography and correlation with disease activity parameters

Background: Ultrasound (US) including power Doppler (PD) are increasingly being used to evaluate joint involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aim of this study was to evaluate joint involvem...

Original Article

Is renal biopsy always necessary to start immunosuppressive therapy in lupus nephritis?

Objective: Most of the patients with proliferative lupus nephritis (LN) have high titer of anti-dsDNA antibody and low complement levels. In this study, we tried to predict proliferative LN wit...

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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.

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