Monday, September 01, 2014

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the lining of the joints, and can cause painful swelling. If left untreated, this can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity, which causes mobility issues. Early aggressive treatment is essential to halting the damage done to joints, and treatment options have expanded in the last 20 years.

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