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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints.

It is a disabling and painful inflammatory condition, which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction

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