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Muscles and Bones :
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints .It has several special features that make it different from other kinds of arthritis. Being is a systemic disease, hence it tends to affect other organs in the body as well. ... Read More


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1. Which Doctor should I consult for Rheumatoid arthritis?

A Rheumatologist, Orthopaedician, General Physician.

2. Are Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis same?

No, they are entirely different from each other but they do have similarity in affecting the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is auto - immune disease affecting the lining of the joint (synovium) where as, osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease affecting the structure covering the joint.

3. Does Rheumatoid arthritis affects children?

Yes, Rheumatoid arthritis also affects children and it is called as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) with symptoms of joint stiffness and premature closing of growing ends of bones. Treatment is similar to that of adults.

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