CID, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CID, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. Hand of a 72-year-old female patient affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a degenerative autoimmune disease that mainly affects the capsule (synovium) around the synovial (flexible) joints, causing chronic inflammation. It can be a debilitating and painful condition, which can lead to loss of functioning and mobility.
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