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Chronic Polyarthritis

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A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.

synonyms

Chronic Polyarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

UMLS

Arthritides, Rheumatoid, ARTHRITIS RHEUMATOID, Arthritis, rheumatic, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Atrophic arthritis, Chronic rheumatic arthritis, RA - Rheumatoid arthritis, RhA - Rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatic gout, Rheumatoid Arthritides, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatoid disease

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8 images found for this diagnose localisation: digital proximal interphalangeal joint, diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis localisation: back of the hands, diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis localisation: digital metacarpo-phalangeal joint, digital proximal interphalangeal joint, digital distal interphalangeal joint, diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis localisation: digital proximal interphalangeal joint, diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis localisation: elbow, diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis diagnosis: Chronic Polyarthritis