Revista Medica Herediana
versión impresa ISSN 1018-130X
GALINDO, Jose et al. Dyslipidemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis attended at a general hospital. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.2, pp. 47-53. ISSN 1018-130X.
Objective: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) attended at a general hospital. Material and methods: Observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study. 44 patients were included and lipid profiles were taken from them. The results were classified according to the third Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III) report modified in 2004. Also, we determined the body mass index (BMI), disease activity score (DAS-28) and the functional limitation with the Health Assessment Questionnaire - Peruvian version (HAQ-P). Results: The frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was 75%. 54,7% had an BMI out of normal limits. In DAS-28, most patients were found with high disease activity. However, there were more patients with dyslipidemia in the group with moderate activity. In HAQ-P, half of sample had moderate to severe functional limitation and greater number of patients with dyslipidemia Conclusions: There was a high frequency of dyslipidemia in patients with RA in this study and various forms of alteration in lipid profile without a uniform pattern. Therefore, the treatment for dyslipidemia should be individualized in each patient in order to prevent cardiovascular events. (Rev Med Hered 2011;22:47-53).
Palabras llave : Dyslipidemias; rheumatoid arthritis.