PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What parts of the body does rheumatoid arthritis affect?

ANSWER

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects joints on both sides of the body, such as both hands, both wrists, or both knees. This symmetry helps to set it apart from other types of arthritis.

RA can also affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, or nerves.

From: What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Autoimmune Diseases in Women." American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” UptoDate for Patients: "Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis."  




Reviewed by David Zelman on October 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Autoimmune Diseases in Women." American College of Rheumatology: "Rheumatoid Arthritis." FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” UptoDate for Patients: "Clinical Features of Rheumatoid Arthritis."  




Reviewed by David Zelman on October 13, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the warnings signs of rheumatoid arthritis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: