What is inflammatory
arthritis? I have just started on Plaquenil. Is this a term used interchangeably
Arthritis can be classified as either inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Inflammatory arthritis features inflammatory white blood cells in the joint fluid. Forms of inflammatory arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus arthritis, gout, and many others. Forms of non-inflammatory arthritis include osteoarthritis, arthritis of thyroid disease, arthritis after injury and many others.
In conclusion, rheumatoid arthritis is one of many forms of inflammatory arthritis.
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