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Prevalence, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment Pattern of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Attending the Rheumatology Clinic at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study.


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by symmetric polyarticular inflammation that can lead to progressive joint damage. It is said to be rare among black Africans, even though there have been limited reports from some African countries and no study has been done on RA in Ethiopia. This study determined the prevalence, clinical features, and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH).