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

Date Added: 05/02/13

A flare of arthritis is an acute episode of joint inflammation. For example, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, which means persistent inflammation. Even though treated, at times there may be an exacerbation of that, so more acute inflammation within the joints. What that means is that ...
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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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