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What are some of the diseases that mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

This is a very important question, because when someone presents with rheumatoid arthritis, you want to make sure that that is indeed what they have. There are many things. People who have lupus can have joint pain. There is viral infections, such Parvovirus or hepatitis B or C, that can be accom...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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