Disease Information for Rheumatoid arthritis: Definition

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  • 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; Slow onset, Stiffness (Morning gel), Symmetrical synovitis (distal joints) and Systemic symptoms and signs are the hallmarks

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