Rheumatoid arthritis may be a chronic inflammatory disorder which will affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can harm a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and veins. An autoimmune disease, rheumatism occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorder affects the covering of your joints, causing a painful swelling that may eventually lead to bone disintegration and joint deformity.
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