Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Siddha System of Medicine - A Case report
Keywords:Uthiravathasronitham, Rasa chenduram, Thirikadugu choornam, Disease activity score, Patient reported outcome measure, Health assessment questionnaire
A case of Uthiravathasronitham (Rheumatoid arthritis) had been treated with a classical Siddha preparation Rasa chenduram (100mg) along with Thirikadugu choornam (1 gm) for 3 weeks and with Pinda thailam as an external application. The patient condition has been assessed by a validated simplified disease activity measurement tool for Rheumatoid arthritis by Disease activity score (DAS) with 28 joints and formula using Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) as recommended by EULAR (European League against rheumatism) criteria. The functional status of the patient was evaluated by administering the Health assessment questionnaire disability index (HAQ-DI) and Visual analog scale (VAS) score before and after treatment. The treatment yielded moderate improvement in the patient’s health condition.
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