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What types of arthritis are caused by inflammation?

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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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Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 28, 2019

SOURCE:

Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 28, 2019

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