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What is active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

Active RA is usually when people first present to us and our goal is to make the disease inactive. The activity is the lining of the joints become thickened. There is white cells that come in and then can cause just destruction to the joints, and also as I've mentioned, people just don't feel good....
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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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