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What is the discrepancy between inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Definition: There are 105 type of inflammatory arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is one type, with its distinct sets of characteristics including positive blood tests in 80%, cartilage and bone damage, and persistent and usually progressive disease.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is rheumatoid arthritis the affliction as inflammatory arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not really: Ra is one type of inflammatory arthritis but the are many different types of inflammatory arthritis that are unrelated to ra.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Help docs, is inflammatory arthritis the same as rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Yes: RA is a form of inflammatory arthritis.

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