Artritis reumatoide

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Artritis reumatoide

La artritis reumatoide es una enfermedad autoinmune en la cual el sistema inmunológico del cuerpo se ataca a sí mismo. Por lo general, las articulaciones se afectan con un patrón simétrico que ataca las manos y otras articulaciones y empeora en la mañana. La artritis reumatoide también es una enfermedad sistémica que afecta otros órganos del cuerpo, mientras que la osteoartritis se limita a las articulaciones. Con el tiempo, ambos tipos de artritis pueden causar discapacidad.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/02/2012
  • Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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