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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


MARTINEZ LARRARTE, José Pedro; REYES PINEDA, Yusimí  and  PRADA HERNANDEZ, Dinorah M.. Theoretical and practical aspects of inflammation in the rheumatic diseases. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.2. ISSN 0864-2125.

The inflammatory articular síndrome (IAS) is present in nearly all the diseases affecting the osteomyoarticular system (OMAS), and it develops different characteristics according to the affection originating it. In this paper, a review of the pathogenesis of the inflammatoy process is made. Its steps and the functions of different elements influencing on its mechanism are described, and the nomenclatures existing for the classification of this syndrome are integrated, taking into account at the same time the clinical, radiological and lab variations occurring during its development to attain an appoach as accurate as possible to the nosological diagnosis of the rheumatic entities.

Keywords : Articular inflammation; articular pain; functional impotence; rheumatoid arthritis; gouty arthropathy.

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