rheumatoid arthritis

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

How often does palindromic rheumatism result in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Half the time

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Palindromic rheumatism will evolve into a more classic RA about 50% of the time.
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz answered:

What is rheumatoid arthritis ?

Autoimmune disease

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RA occurs when our immune system attacks the linings of our joints causing pain and stiffness. Small and large joints can be affected. Fatigue is common. Treatment helps the symptoms and also prevents future joint damage and disability. There are many treatments available. Common treatments include disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs or Dmards. These include methotrexate, enbrel, and humira.
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Is rheumatoid arthritis curable?

No

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Though rheumatoid arthritis is not curable, there are now many treatments that dramatically lessen the symptoms of arthritis. If the disease is treated early enough, there is also a reduced chance of developing joint deformities.
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Dr. Douglas Mund answered:

rheumatoid arthritis steam room?

Ok

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if the question is whether a steam room can be used if you have rheumatoid artjhritis the answer is yes. Generally the joints do feel better with the application of moist heat. Sitting in a steam room can be therapeutic as long as it is not too hot and other factors or illnesses preclude using it
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Rheumatoid arthritis bone spurs?

Sometimes

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Bone spurs are more commonly associated with osteoarthritis but can be seen in RA, especially those joints that have secondary osteoarthritic involvement.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld answered:

Is rheumatoid arthritis contagious?

No

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Rheumatoid arthritis is definitely not contagious.
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Can HPV cause rheumatoid arthritis?

No

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No studies have shown a link between HPV or other viruses and the onset of rheumatoid arthritis.
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how is rheumatoid arthritis treated?

Exercise, medication

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The therapy included physical exercise and medications. Once diagnosed we begin intensive therapy with medications such as methotrexate alone or in combination with other DMARDS which are disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or we add biological medications to the methotrexate such as Enbrel, humira, Remicade, cimzia, simponi - anti-TNF or other biologics-rituxan, abetacept, actemra
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Dr. Keith Baldwin answered:

What Is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Immune dysfunction!

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JRA (also called JIA) for juvenille idiopathic arthritis is a disease of unknown etiology. There are many theories for why it happens, many believe there is a virus responsible. The damage to the joints, pain and stiffness is due to an inappropriate immune response which results in the immune system attacking tissues of the host (patient). Rheumatologists can provide appropriate dx and rx.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

What causes Ra (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Unknown

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Synovial tissue inside joints become inflamed and damaged by chronic inflammation. The exact triggers are still elusive.
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