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J Indian Med Assoc. 1998 Sep;96(9):272-5.

A study of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy with respect to serological grouping in rheumatoid arthritis.

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National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped (NIOH), Calcutta.


The positive role of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known. The differential role of serological status of patients in RA is also well known. This paper presents a study of the differential effects of PEMF therapy on the two serological groups of patients. The responses of the seropositive patients are found to be more subdued. Varying effects of the therapy in alleviating the different symptomatologies indicate that the rheumatoid factor (RF) is more resistant to PEMF.

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