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Can you please give me a technical description of rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that typically causes significant joint pain, swelling and stiffness in the hands and feet due to an overactive and uncontrolled immune system.

In brief: See below

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease that typically causes significant joint pain, swelling and stiffness in the hands and feet due to an overactive and uncontrolled immune system.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Auto immune disease

For some reason the body attacks part of itself using the immune system .
It mistakes you own tissue for something not supposed to be there an attacks the tissue.

In brief: Auto immune disease

For some reason the body attacks part of itself using the immune system .
It mistakes you own tissue for something not supposed to be there an attacks the tissue.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Dr. Ronald Krinick
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