Since 1996, at the initiative of the World Health Organization, celebrating World Arthritis Day annually on October 12. The main task and goal of this event is to reduce and prevent morbidity by providing detailed information about diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease of a joint or several joints, which leads not only to pain and limitation of movement, but also to invalidization and loss of ability to work. As of 2019, rheumatoid arthritis affected 18 million people worldwide. But due to the epidemiological situation in the world of COVID-19, the number of patients has significantly increased.
The list of diseases related to arthritis includes such chronic diseases as ankylosing spondylitis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment depends on the type of arthritis; it is prescribed only by a rheumatologist. The main goals of the treatment of arthritis are to reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life of the population.
In connection with this event, rheumatology residents of the 1st year held a conversation with patients of the cardio-rheumatology department of the NCJSC “Semey Medical University”.
Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, SMU, NCJSC