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Can RA affect more than just joints?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes

Rheumatoid arthritis can effect the heart, lungs, skin, eye, kidneys, blood vessels, salivary glands, bone marrow, and the nervous system. Internal organ involvement usually occurs with more aggressive joint involvement.
The resultant symptoms may vary from annoying to life-threatening. The good news is that there are many new treatments to control the disease process of ra.

In brief: Yes

Rheumatoid arthritis can effect the heart, lungs, skin, eye, kidneys, blood vessels, salivary glands, bone marrow, and the nervous system. Internal organ involvement usually occurs with more aggressive joint involvement.
The resultant symptoms may vary from annoying to life-threatening. The good news is that there are many new treatments to control the disease process of ra.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Inflammation of front part of eye, known as uveitis, is a fairly common extra-articular manifestation.
Complications of uveitis include cataract, glaucoma, and loss of vision.

In brief: Yes

Inflammation of front part of eye, known as uveitis, is a fairly common extra-articular manifestation.
Complications of uveitis include cataract, glaucoma, and loss of vision.
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