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what is the difference between rsd and rheumatoid arthritis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Local and Systemic : There are many difference between oteo and ra. Osteo usually local and the other is systemic. Morning stiffness lasts less than 60 mins; tends to g ... Read More

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Dr. Faisal Akbari
13 years experience Internal Medicine
General vs specific: Rheumatism is a general term used to refer problems of the joint or tissue. Rheumatoid arthritis is a specific diagnosis. It is a systemic, inflamm ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
20 years experience Family Medicine
Aging vs. Attacking: Osteoarthritis is often referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis that develops as we age. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the ... Read More
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammation: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by inflammation in joints and that inflammation can lead to destruction and other chronic problems. Osteoarthritis is n ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
42 years experience Sports Medicine
RA vs Osteoarthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a collagen vascular disorder caused by a patient's immune system. These patients are often managed by a rheumatologist. It r ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Psoriatic vs rheumat: Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis (a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silv ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Overuse / Immune sys: Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by one's immune system attacking the joint cartilage, so usually in multiple joints at once. Degenerative arthritis or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See below: Rheumatic arthritis is no longer used as a term for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease. Acute rheumatic fever, an infectious disease, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Too many to mention: Ra is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of large and small joints in all extremities. Oa is more of a wear and tear type of arthriti ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
RA vs lupus: They are both autoimmune diseases and they share many common symptoms. Lupus usually presents with a rash and effects one organ at the time, while RA ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difference: They are both rheumatologic conditions, however RA usually has detectable blood markers suggesting joint degeneration in specific patterns as a result ... Read More
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