Indian Journal of Rheumatology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56--60

Late onset rheumatoid arthritis


K Shanmuganandan1, R Arunachalam2 
1 Classified specialist (Medicine & Rheumatology), Associate Professor Medicine, Armed forces Medical College, India
2 Senior Advisor Medicine & Rheumatology Command Hospital (SC), Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
K Shanmuganandan
Classified specialist (Medicine & Rheumatology), Associate Professor Medicine, Armed forces Medical College
India

Late onset rheumatoid arthritis (LORA) is a distinct subset of rheumatoid arthritis with age of onset over 60. It differs from young onset disease (YORA) by a more equal sex distribution, a higher frequency of abrupt disease onset, more large joint complaints and lesser extraarticular features. Different immunogenetic associations have been described. Disease modifying drugs and low doses of prednisone are the mainstream of therapy. Biologicals are increasingly being used with better efficacy and tolerability in recent studies.


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Shanmuganandan K, Arunachalam R. Late onset rheumatoid arthritis .Indian J Rheumatol 2009;4:56-60


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Shanmuganandan K, Arunachalam R. Late onset rheumatoid arthritis . Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jul 29 ];4:56-60
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