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What is rheumatoid arthritis ?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Autoimmune disease

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, (etanercept) and humira.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

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, (etanercept) and humira.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology

In brief: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, this occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues.

In brief: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, this occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dr. Antoanella Calame
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