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Rheumatoid Arthritis Complementary Approaches and the Role of Microbial Infection

Course #: 03-385

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 06/27/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CEU Course Description

This CEU course provides basic information on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and summarizes scientific research on the effectiveness and safety of selected mind and body practices, dietary supplements, and other approaches that have been studied for RA.  In addition, this course will: identify the most common microbial infections associated with RA; summarize the current evidence supporting their pathogenic role in RA; and discuss the potential mechanisms whereby infection may promote the development of RA, such as generation of neo-autoantigens, induction of loss of tolerance by molecular mimicry, and bystander activation of the immune system.


CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain the damage that rheumatoid arthritis may do over time if not treated.

2.  Investigate the most commonly associated RA diseases.

3.  Examine the treatment method that has been found to improve the ability to cope with pain, especially for those with a history of depression.

4.  Describe which dietary supplement used to treat RA has risks that outweigh its benefits.


CEU Course Syllabus

  About Rheumatoid Arthritis   0.42 CEUs  
  Complementary Health Approaches   0.58 CEUs
  Clinical Association of Infection with Rheumatoid Arthritis   0.72 CEUs
  Pathogenic Mechanisms of Infection in Rheumatoid Arthritis     0.28 CEUs


Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic

The Microbial Infection and Rheumatoid Arthritis article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The authors listed are the orignial authors and no changes were made. The article was published in the Journal of Clinical Cell Immunol.

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