Artwork of the mechanism of rheumatoid arthritis

Artwork of the mechanism of rheumatoid arthritis

M110/0358 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 41.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JOHN BAVOSI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rheumatoid arthritis. Illustration showing the mechanism of rheumatoid arthritis, with bones of the hand in the background. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system attacks joint tissue. Affected joints become painful and inflamed, limiting movement. The inflamed synovium (joint capsule lining) produces fibrous, vascular tissue called pannus (purple) that grows to cover the articular cartilage. The synovial fluid (white) fills with white blood cells which stimulate the release of enzymes which destroy bone (brown) & cartilage (blue). There is no cure, although drugs may relieve symptoms or check the progress of the disease.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: arthritic, arthritis, artwork, condition, disease, disorder, hand, healthcare, joint, mechanism, medical, medicine, pannus, rheumatoid, rheumatoid arthritis

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.