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Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Definition: A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.

Synonym(s): Rheumatoid Arthritis /

Narrow term(s):
   Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid    Caplan's Syndrome    Felty's Syndrome
   Rheumatoid Nodule    Sjogren's Syndrome    Spondylitis, Ankylosing
   Still's Disease, Adult-Onset

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Broader term(s): - Arthritis - Joint Diseases - Musculoskeletal Diseases - Rheumatic Diseases - Autoimmune Diseases - Immune System Diseases
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  Medical News for "Arthritis, Rheumatoid"
New Mutant Genes Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis   (05/09/2010, Reuters Health)
Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis   (05/06/2010, HealthDay)
Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice   (04/08/2010, HealthDay)
Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever   (04/07/2010, HealthDay)
Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis   (04/06/2010, HealthDay)
Rheumatoid Arthritis Increasing in White Women   (03/26/2010, Reuters Health)
Moderate Drinking May Slow Arthritis Progression   (03/25/2010, Reuters Health)
Medication Fears Lead to Worse Side Effects   (03/09/2010, Reuters Health)
Obesity, Lack of Exercise Heighten Arthritis Risk for Women   (02/25/2010, HealthDay)
Fewer Childhood Deaths From Rheumatic Disease   (02/01/2010, HealthDay)
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              Autoimmune Diseases 
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          Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
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          Musculoskeletal Diseases
              Rheumatic Diseases 
              Joint Diseases
                  Arthritis 

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