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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system that's normally suppose to protect us against external invaders like bacteria or viruses, actually act against the person. With that inflammatory process, they can damage joints, they can develop redness, warmth, and swelling i...
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Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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