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Is there an autoimmune kind of arthritis?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many different causes for arthritis, typically arthritis is classified as inflammatory or non-inflammatory.
Inflamatory arthritis is caused my some type of an immune reaction. These immune reactions could be a side effect of a "good" immune response to a bacteria or virus or a bad immune response against self-proteins. If the immune system attacks the body it is called "autoimmune"

In brief: Yes

There are many different causes for arthritis, typically arthritis is classified as inflammatory or non-inflammatory.
Inflamatory arthritis is caused my some type of an immune reaction. These immune reactions could be a side effect of a "good" immune response to a bacteria or virus or a bad immune response against self-proteins. If the immune system attacks the body it is called "autoimmune"
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus arthritis, sjogrens are all autoimmune diseases.

In brief: Yes

Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus arthritis, sjogrens are all autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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