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Descriptor English:   Arthritis, Rheumatoid 
Descriptor Spanish:   Artritis Reumatoide 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Artrite Reumatoide 
Synonyms English:   Rheumatoid Arthritis  
Tree Number:   C05.550.114.154
C05.799.114
C17.300.775.099
C20.111.199
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   in children = ARTHRITIS, JUVENILE RHEUMATOID; includes PCE: polyarthrite chronique Úvolutive; tends to be chronic so do not coord with CHRONIC DISEASE
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   1178 
Unique Identifier:   D001172 

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