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What is the difference between RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis)?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Too many to mention

Ra is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of large and small joints in all extremities.
Oa is more of a wear and tear type of arthritis. There are numerous other differences.

In brief: Too many to mention

Ra is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of large and small joints in all extremities.
Oa is more of a wear and tear type of arthritis. There are numerous other differences.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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