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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Symptoms

  • Red, swollen, painful joints—especially fingers, toes, hips, knees, ankles and wrists
  • Morning stiffness lasting an hour or more
  • Difficulty carrying out daily tasks, such as turning doorknobs or even walking, during flare-ups
  • Thickening around joints
  • Nodules under the skin, especially around elbow, on fingers (20%-40% of patients)- firm, but not painful
  • General fatigue

Last updated: May-02-07

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