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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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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis

By: Julie Le and Mary Le 5/2/12 4th pd.


What is it

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


How is the disease autoimmune

How is the disease autoimmune?

  • Immune system produces antibodies

    -attacks and destroys healthy tissues found in joints

  • Immune system attacks the synovium-the lining that covers various joints

  • Inflammation of synovium is symmetrical


Symptoms

Symptoms

  • Morning stiffness (could last for at least 1 hour)

    -joints harder to use

  • Swelling and pain

    -area is sensitive and tender

  • Nodules

    - lumps under the skin

  • Fluid buildup

  • Flu-Like symptoms


Treatments

Treatments

  • Medications

    -immunosuppressant

    -Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Therapy

    - exercises to keep joints flexible

  • Surgery

    -total joint replacement

    -joint fusion

-There is no known cure


Additional information

Additional Information

  • Causes of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown

  • Common rheumatic disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S.

  • Disease is 3 times more common in women than men


Works cited

Works Cited

  • http://0.tqn.com

  • http://www.dermnet.com

  • http://www.doctormurray.com

  • http://www.justsymbol.com

  • http://mayoclinic.com

  • http://www.medicinenet.com

  • http://www.niams.nih.gov

  • http://www.noc.nhs

  • http://www.psdgraphics.com

  • http://www.rheumatoidarthritisfacts.net

  • http://thisthatbynat.files.wordpress.com

  • http://thyroid.about.com

  • http://umm.edu


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