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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
CherylBourguignon and DianaTaibi
Profile of the Disorder

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1 percent of the adult population worldwide but is approximately three times more prevalent in women than in men (Da Silva & Hall, 1992). RA is characterized by joint stiffness in the morning, symmetrical joint swelling, and generalized fatigue. The disease occurs most commonly between the ...

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