Below is an infographic touching on some of the important facts about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory form of arthritis and an autoimmune disease.
Some of the important facts pointed out include:
- 1 in 10,000 people in the US have RA
- 90% of RA patients develop symptoms in the foot/ankle
- joint erosion will occur within 2 years if undiagnosed/untreated
- warning signs include fatigue, swollen joints, low-grade fever, morning stiffness in joints, loss of appetite
You can read more about this common condition in our Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview.
Thanks to Genentech for developing this infographic.
2 thoughts on “What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? – Infographic”
very good information. RA is an autiummune disease. effects all joints. I have observed that doing meditation will help in RA
The graphic you provided is really helpful! Thanks so much for the helpful advice.