What types of arthritis are caused by inflammation?
Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Some types of arthritis are the result of the body's immune system triggering an inflammation response and damaging its own tissues, including:
Inflammation doesn't play a role in the most common form of arthritis, called osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative arthritis).
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Gouty arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
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