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Inflammatory arthritis

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A group of diseases characterized by inflamed joints, pain and tenderness. Includes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma, juvenile arthritis and lupus.

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Juvenile arthritis

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Any form of arthritis or arthritis-related condition that affects people under the age of 16.

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Osteoarthritis

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A condition, also called degenerative joint disease, in which there is gradual loss of cartilage of the joints. It is most common after middle age. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling of the affected joints, loss of function, reduced range of motion, and deformity.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

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A chronic disease of the joints characterized by inflammation, stiffness, weakness, loss of mobility and eventual deformity.

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