Advanced Rheumatology Center

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining of joints and surrounding tissues. RA is considered an autoimmune disease which usually affects joints on both sides of the body equally.  If untreated, RA can lead to long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and disability.

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