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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Arthritis and Rheumatism
Two types of arthritis
I have RA and OA and I am 34 years old. Does having one type of arthritis make you more seceptical to other types of arthritis?
Joints damaged by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are predisposed to degenerative changes that result in Osteoarthritis (OA). However, having OA does not predispose you to developing RA.
Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University