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Drug Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults

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Health Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and progressive erosion of bone, leading to joint misalignment, loss of function, and disability.

RA affects 1.3 million American adults. Onset occurs most often between the ages of 30 and 50 years. Women and older adults are more commonly affected.