A 29-year-old male asked:
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RA infected the left chest joints. Is my heart the next to be infected ?

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Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience in Rheumatology
Unlikely : First of all, to clarify RA is an autoimmune disease, not an infection. Therefore, it can affect your body with multiple locations: joints, tendon, vital organs. Timing depends on the progression of your RA and how well it is under controlled.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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