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Are there distinct rheumatic diseases?

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Conditions like this once fell under the broad heading of rheumatism. Now there are more than 100 distinct rheumatic diseases. The most common ones include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Sjögren's syndrome

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Ankylosing Spondylitis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Lupus: What are the Effects?" "Ankylosing Spondylitis: How is it Diagnosed?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Sjogren's Syndrome," "Living Well with a Rheumatic Disease."

McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2003. Pain Free Arthritis

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Ankylosing Spondylitis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Lupus: What are the Effects?" "Ankylosing Spondylitis: How is it Diagnosed?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Sjogren's Syndrome," "Living Well with a Rheumatic Disease."

McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2003. Pain Free Arthritis

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 30, 2019

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