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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease which initially attacks the synovium, a membrane that lines the capsule around joints and secretes a lubricating fluid.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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