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  Arthritis Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body.
Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune diseases in which the body is attacking itself.
Gouty arthritis is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint and subsequent inflammation.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Arthritis   (634 words)

 Rheumatoid Arthritis: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and deformity of the joints.
Most children with juvenile RA have arthritis when the illness starts, which affects multiple joints in 50% of these children, and only one joint in 30%.
In all, 20% of the children affected by juvenile RA have the acute systemic form of the disease, which is characterized by fever, joint inflammation, rash, liver disease, and gastrointestinal disease.
health.enotes.com /medicine-encyclopedia/rheumatoid-arthritis   (2348 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Arthritis
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, and limited movement.
Treatment of arthritis depends on the particular cause, which joints are affected, severity, and how the condition affects your daily activities.
Exercise for arthritis is necessary to maintain healthy joints, relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001243.htm   (1844 words)

 Viral arthritis
Viral arthritis is inflammation of the joints that results from a viral infection.
Arthritis may be a symptom of many viral illnesses.
You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen.
www.drdean.healthcentral.com /ency/408/000416.html   (242 words)

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