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What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints, particularly of the hands, the wrist, the elbows, the knees, the feet. If left untreated, the inflammation causes joint destruction and joint damage.
Richard M. Pope, MD, is the Chief, Division of Medicine-Rheumatology and Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.
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