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4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It affects about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide, causing chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability.
What Happens in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The disease process of RA is complex and not fully

5. Other Types of Arthritis

There are more than 100 types of arthritis. The two most common causes of chronic disabling arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and each has its own chapter in this report. In this chapter we review the next-most-common types of arthritis: gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, septic

4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It is a cause of chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability affecting about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide. Women are affected three times more often than men,

New Strategy for Gout: Treat-to-Target Goals

A group of international experts has developed the first treat-to-target method for treatment of gout, a concept that has been applied successfully to several other inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Gout is associated with hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and kidney and cardiovascular disease, with a strong

Chronic Inflammation: Causes and Consequences

Although acute inflammation is uncomfortable—red, hot, swollen, and painful—it is an essential response of your immune system. Inflammation is your body’s first attempt to protect itself from foreign invaders and hostile environments, and the symptoms usually last just a few days.
However, chronic inflammation can last for months or years. It

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