THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF LABORATORY IN DIAGNOSIS AND DIFFERANTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS


Irdesel F. J.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.14, pp.51-56, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-56

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is among the most frequent diseases in the population and a common cause of pain and disability in adults. Although there is an increasing body of evidence that inflammatory events may be involved in its pathogenesis, OA is still classified as a degenerative or non-inflammatory condition, in contrast to inflammatory arthropathies.