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10 Essential Facts About Inflammation and Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA-related inflammation can occur at any time

Although RA is considered to be a long-lasting and persistent disease, it does not progress in a predictable pattern. A majority of patients with RA experience periods when the disease is more active, known as flares. During an RA flare, antibodies and markers of inflammation increase and as a result, inflammation and associated symptoms may be more severe.