RA

Alternative names
Rheumatoid arthritis; Arthritis - rheumatoid

Definition
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints and surrounding tissues, but can also affect other organ systems.

See:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Last revised: December 3, 2012
    by Martin A. Harms, M.D.

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