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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Spring 2008 cover

Spring 2008

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Louise Wyatt, who has JDM, at home

A classic case of JDM

Research is shedding new light on a rare but often serious muscle disease affecting children and teenagers. Jane Tadman reports on Arthritis Research UK’s latest research into juvenile dermatomyositis.

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Professors David Isenberg and Michael Ehrenstein

Focus on University College London: B cells and beyond

New B cell treatments, which are having a profound effect on people with severe rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, were pioneered at University College, London.

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Natalie Wright

Hip hop and happening

Natalie Wright, who has juvenile idiopathic arthritis, is 21, and recently had both hips replaced while studying for an occupational therapy degree, which she has just completed. She tells her story to Arthritis Today.

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Andrew Fulljames gardening

Joint awareness

Jane Tadman reports on the increasing popularity of unicompartmental knee replacements.

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A doctor checking a patient's blood pressure

NICE work on osteoarthritis

New national guidelines on how osteoarthritis should be treated are now in the hands of every GP in the country. Arthritis Today provides a summary.

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Dr Andrew Keat

Seronegative spondyloarthopathy

If you have discovered that you have a spondyloarthropathy or a spondyloarthritis or a seronegative spondyloarthopathy or even a spondylothingumee, what on earth have you got? asks Dr Andrew Keat.

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