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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 78: Expert Committee on Rheumatic Diseases

By W. S. C. Copeman

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Title: World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 78: Expert Committee on Rheumatic Diseases  
Author: W. S. C. Copeman
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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C. Copema, W. S. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 78. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Medical Reference Publication

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1. Introduction Medical use of the term rheum goes back a very long way, probably to the time of Galen or earlier. This term came to imply the idea that a painful part was abnormally infiltrated and perhaps distended with one of the body-fluids or humours . In the course of time, however, the word rheumatic has come to be used as a non-specific omnibus term attached to a group of diseases of an incapacitating and painful character chiefly affecting the locomotor system. Most of the rheumatic diseases are chronic, that is to say, they persist or tend to recur, and also to cause alterations in the structure or function of the body which eventually result in permanent impairment. Chronic rheumatic diseases are invariably prominent in the morbidity data of chronic illness ; and for many years analyses of health insurance or industrial sick leave records have shown the great prevalence of these diseases when taken together as a group, and, also, their importance as causes of long-term disability. In several countries, these long-known facts have recently been emphasized by the results of sickness surveys based on home visiting

Table of Contents
First Report Page Terms of reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2. Nomenclature and classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Incidence and prevalence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4. Medical education and research . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5. Prevention and control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6. Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 7. Role of WHO in relation to rheumatic diseases . . . . . 17 Annex 1. Provisional classification of rheumatic diseases . 19 Annex 2. A summary of recent statistical studies of the prevalence and incidence of the chronic rheumatic diseases . . 21

 

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