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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints, as well as other organs in the body. Because it can affect multiple other organs of the body, rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease.

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      Sjogren's Syndrome Article
      • Sjögren's syndrome facts
      • What is Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What causes Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What are risk factors for developing Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What are Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • How is Sjögren's syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Sjögren's syndrome? Will dietary changes improve Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • What are complications of Sjögren's syndrome?
      • Is it possible to prevent Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis for patients with Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What types of doctors treat Sjögren's syndrome?
      • Conclusion

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Terms related to Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Rheumatoid Disease