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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Current Issues in UAE

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The second Arab Health Rheumatology Exhibition and Conference 2009 convened in Dubai, UAE from March 18-20, 2009. The theme of the congress was to progress thinking and practice in tackling musculoskeletal conditions at an early stage, to limit damage and deformity. The current article focuses on several areas of particular importance to rheumatologists in Arab countries, utilizing data from recent studies published by Dubai Bone and Joint Center (DBAJ). The prerequisite for starting therapy early is getting patients rapid specialist care. Improving postgraduate education for general practitioners will help in early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A primary reason for delays in providing RA care is a shortage of rheumatologists – especially compared with the prevalence of rheumatic diseases (1% of the general population) – in this region.


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