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Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often starts in middle age and is most common in older people. About 2.5 times more women have RA than men. RA can lead to long-term joint damage that results in pain, loss of function, and disability.
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Content last updated August 12, 2010.
Resources last updated August 12, 2010.
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