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  1. Antimalarials for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Drug details for Antimalarial medications for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. Sulfasalazine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drug details for Sulfasalazine for rheumatoid arthritis.

  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Other Causes of Joint Pain - Topic Overview

    Many diseases in addition to rheumatoid arthritis may cause joint pain. Osteoarthritis: The illness most often confused with rheumatoid arthritis is osteoarthritis. Although these diseases share the symptom of severe joint pain with reduced mobility,they have distinct causes and treatments. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear over time or by injury to the joints,which results in the ...

  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Classification Criteria - Topic Overview

    These criteria were developed by the American College of Rheumatology in 1988 and are still used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Of these seven criteria,four are needed for a diagnosis. Criteria 1 through 4 must have been present for at least 6 weeks. 1 Morning stiffness lasting at least 1 hour before major improvement Arthritis in three or more of the following joint areas on either side ...

  5. Synovectomy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Synovectomy surgery is done to remove inflamed joint tissue (synovium) that is causing unacceptable pain or is limiting your ability to function or your range of motion.

  6. Arthroscopy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a thin tube with a light source (called an arthroscope) is inserted into the joint through a small incision in the skin, allowing the health professional to see the inside of the joint.

  7. Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Living with rheumatoid arthritis can mean living with chronic pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Thousands of people have benefited from developing and following plans to help them manage their symptoms. You and your health professional can develop a medical treatment plan that may include medication and other therapies. Early medical treatment can help you avoid disabling joint changes and ...

  8. What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Basic information about rheumatoid arthritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  9. Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    WebMD experts offer tips on exercising for people with arthritis.

  10. Quick List: Rheumatoid Arthritis Facts & Figures

    Facts about Rheumatoid Arthritis

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