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Coloured X-ray (top view) of the hands of a patient, showing rheumatoid arthritis affecting some of the joints at the base of the fingers. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's own immune system attacks joint tissue, commonly in the hands and feet. Joints become inflamed, painful and stiff, leading to deformity.
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