Rheumatoid arthritis. By: Julie Le and Mary Le 5/2/12 4 th pd. What is it?. Chronic inflammation of joints and other areas of the body -wrist, knees, knuckles, ankles Progressive illness that can cause joint destruction and functional disability Affects people of all ages.
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By: Julie Le and Mary Le 5/2/12 4th pd.
-wrist, knees, knuckles, ankles
-attacks and destroys healthy tissues found in joints
-joints harder to use
-area is sensitive and tender
- lumps under the skin
-Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- exercises to keep joints flexible
-total joint replacement
-There is no known cure