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Is anything else other than my joints affected with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

Rheumatoid arthritis affects primarily the joints, but it's a systemic disease. It can affect a variety of other target organs for example, the eyes may be affected, the heart may be affected, there may be inflammation of blood vessels called vasculitis. A variety of organs, skin can be involved b...
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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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