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What is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis and severe degenerative?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
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In brief: RA/osteoarthritis

Ra is a condition that is autoimmune, usually presenting earlier in life than osteoarthritis which is inflammation of the joints due to wear and tear.

In brief: RA/osteoarthritis

Ra is a condition that is autoimmune, usually presenting earlier in life than osteoarthritis which is inflammation of the joints due to wear and tear.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Inflammation

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammation that starts in the lining of joints.
If it is severe, joint destruction may occur early but many treatments are available. Degenerative joint disease is cartilage wear and tear but much less inflammation. Few treatments are available but joint replacements are an option if the condition is severe.

In brief: Inflammation

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammation that starts in the lining of joints.
If it is severe, joint destruction may occur early but many treatments are available. Degenerative joint disease is cartilage wear and tear but much less inflammation. Few treatments are available but joint replacements are an option if the condition is severe.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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