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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Definition 

 

A chronic systemic, autoimmune inflammatory disease of unknown cause

 

Epidemiology

 

1% of population

 

M:F = 1:3

 

Peak onset 40 years

 

Most common inflammatory arthropathy

 

Aetiology

 

Autoimmune

- trigger not identified

- cell mediated immune response

 

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