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Types of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anemia
Anemia

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, systemic disease that affects the joints. In RA, the body’s immune system mistakes the body’s tissue as a foreign invader. This leads the immune system to attack the tissue lining your joints.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease

Learn the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, alternative treatments, and long-term outlook.

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Felty's Syndrome
Felty's Syndrome

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) get a rare disorder known as Felty's Syndrome (FS). It causes an enlarged spleen and a very low white blood count. It can be painful and lead to serious infections in some cases.

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Lupus
Lupus

Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to diagnose. This is especially true early on in both diseases when there are few symptoms. To be diagnosed with systemic lupus, you must meet at least four of 11 criteria.

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi that are transmitted to humans through a bite from an infected black-legged or deer tick. Symptoms can occur anywhere from 3 to 30 days after the bite and can be wide-ranging, depending on the stage of the infection. In some cases, symptoms can appear months after the bite.

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Psoriasis
Psoriasis

Two types of arthritis are psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both PsA and RA can be very painful, and both begin in the immune system. Still, they’re indeed different conditions and should be treated uniquely.

Sjogren's Syndrome
Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjögren's syndrome occurs in two basic forms: primary Sjögren's syndrome -- the disease by itself and not associated with any other illness; and secondary Sjögren's syndrome -- disease that develops in the presence of another autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or vasculitis.

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