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Is rheumatoid arthritis contagious?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Rheumatoid arthritis is definitely not contagious.

In brief: No
Rheumatoid arthritis is definitely not contagious.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Amit Golding
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: RA NOT contagious.
Rheumatoid arthritis is symmetrical inflammatory arthritis, often involving the wrists and first knuckles in the fingers, resulting in redness, swelling, stiffness and pain.
Left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent deformity in joints due to erosion into the bone. There are many successful RA treatments to reduce symptoms and prevent joint damage. RA is not contagious.

In brief: RA NOT contagious.
Rheumatoid arthritis is symmetrical inflammatory arthritis, often involving the wrists and first knuckles in the fingers, resulting in redness, swelling, stiffness and pain.
Left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent deformity in joints due to erosion into the bone. There are many successful RA treatments to reduce symptoms and prevent joint damage. RA is not contagious.
Dr. Amit Golding
Dr. Amit Golding
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Dr. Nisha Manek
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: RA
No! Not contagious at all.

In brief: RA
No! Not contagious at all.
Dr. Nisha Manek
Dr. Nisha Manek
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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