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Rheumatoid arthritis 

Rheumatoid arthritis
Chapter:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Source:
Rheumatology (Oxford Desk Reference)
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229994.003.0006

Guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis 208

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or, more correctly, rheumatoid disease, is a heterogeneous, multisystem autoinflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology manifest chiefly as synovitis, however, extra-articular involvement is common. The disease is associated with significant disability and premature mortality. As no diagnostic test exists for RA its identification relies on the clinical picture supplemented by laboratory and radiological investigations....

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