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Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder that affects the joints. One of the many forms of arthritis,it causes joint deformity and bone erosion. This autoimmune disease causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy tissues. The cells in the joints break down the cartilage and inflame the tissue that lines the joints, causing friction between the bones in the joint. This condition causes severe debilitating pain that requires painkillers. 
 

What are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

  • Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite
  • Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity
  • Tender, warm, swollen joints
     

How is Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosed?

Blood Test
A complete blood count blood test will be done to check for white blood cell increase due to infection. 
 

Imaging Tests
Imaging tests are done with ultrasound or CT scan to check for inflammation or bone and soft tissue abnormalities. 

 

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