Osteoarthritis in southeast Asia

Future Medicine
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International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 2014, 9 (5), pp. 405 - 408
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial and complex disease that involves change in articular bone and cartilage structure. The multifactorial nature of OA is that the disease is not a single entity, but encompasses many entities, including the the loss of cartilage within synovial joints, hypertrophy of bone, and thickening of the capsule. The complexity is in the causality and etiology of the disease as its risk is determined by multiple, and probably interactive, effects of genetic and environmental factors.
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