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What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

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Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:

  • Pain and swelling in multiple joints (usually the same joints on both sides of your body, like both wrists or both ankles)
  • Problems in other organs such as eyes and lungs
  • Joint stiffness, especially in the morning
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps called rheumatoid nodules

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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