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Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • By: Mary Peace McRae
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that is characterized by stiffness, swelling, pain, and loss of motion in the joints. It is primarily characterized by inflammation of the synovium (or lining) of the joints and can lead to long-term joint damage, ...

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