Apply the concepts of autoimmunity and the inflammatory response to understand the differences between three types of arthritis:
1. Rheumatoid Arthritis 2. Osteoarthritis and 3. Gouty Arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that typically occurs in joints on both sides of the body (such as hands, wrists, or knees). It can also affect organs and tissues but it focuses on the joints. The cause of of RA is unknown but is thought to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. Once the immune …
An overview of the different types of arthritis.