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The rheumatic diseases
Connective tissue and joints
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abnormalities activity ankylosing spondylitis antibodies antigen appear arteries Arthritis and Rheumatism articular cartilage associated back pain blood body bursae calcium cause cells cent Chapter chondrocalcinosis chronic arthritis clinical collagen common connective tissue contracture corticosteroid damage deformities deposition develop diagnosis disability disorders of connective doctor drugs effusion elbow erosions example exercises fingers forms of arthritis gout gouty arthritis HLA B27 hyperuricaemia immune immunological important infection inflammation inflammatory disorders injury intervertebral discs involving joint disease kidney knee lesions level of uric ligaments lymphocytes metabolic movement muscle normal occasionally occur organs osteoarthrosis particularly patients with rheumatoid penicillamine physician Plate polyarteritis present problem protein psoriatic arthritis rare reaction rehabilitation rheu rheumatic diseases rheumatic fever rheumatoid arthritis rheumatoid factor rheumatology seen serum skin sodium urate sometimes spinal steroid surgery surgical symptoms syndrome synovial fluid synovial joint synovial membrane tendons term treatment uric acid usually vasculitis vertebrae wrist X-ray