Today one of the most common among people aged 40 to 50 years or more is considered to be rheumatoid arthritis. This disease is characterized by the fact that the human immune system begins to attack the joints and triggers inflammation, which in humans gradually destroyed tissue. This is a pretty dangerous disease, it is only in 2010 from him in the world killed about 49 000 people. To date, a fully effective method of treatment of rheumatoid arthritis does not exist, so the doctors left to give the patients drugs to artificial slowing down of the immune system. But the disease is still evolving and it may come to the fact that the fingers of the person will begin to take shape as the telescope.
This is not a joke and not fiction, because one of these medical cases have recently been described in the scientific journal The New England Journal of Medicine. According to the doctors by the name of Hassan satis and Abdurrahman Tufan, in their clinic came once 69-year-old woman with complaints of a change in the shape of fingers. The doctors discovered that the brush of her hands were literally inside-out, and the joints at the touch was soft, that is they are swollen. Because of this, the patient could not bend some fingers and even more to compress them into a fist.
Dangerous complications of rheumatoid arthritis
But most doctors are surprised that fingers of the patient were markedly shortened. However, when pulling the fingers, they started to stretch to its normal length. To find out the cause of this phenomenon the patient was sent for x-rays, which subsequently gave the answer to the doctors question. It turned out that complicated arthritis much destroyed the phalanges, so that bones and joints are shorter, and the skin and ligaments remained the same size. Because of this, the fingers of the older women and began to shrink and retract like a telescope.
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The patient shared that rheumatoid arthritis was diagnosed with it 18 years ago. Doctors prescribed her various medications, but the disease continued to develop. Unfortunately, in the clinic she was not able to provide full assistance, because effective medications while simply does not exist. The doctors had to once again to write the woman a pill to slow down the immune system, thanks to which the woman is at least no longer feel the pain and get rid of the severe swelling. However, the mobility of the fingers it is not returned.
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It is recognized that the consequences of rheumatoid arthritis this is not the most pleasant sight. This video is another reminder that it is important for scientists to continue the development of drugs from this terrible disease. Of course, today there are many drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, but they sometimes act in unpredictable ways. For example, in 2016, the Brazilian scientists suddenly discovered that the so-called “Tofacitinib” help bald people to regain the hair.