Fast Five Quiz: Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths vs Facts

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


October 25, 2021

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease of the joints. The hallmark feature is a persistent symmetric polyarthritis (synovitis) that affects the hands and feet. It has no cure and is progressive, leading to significantly altered quality of life. Nearly 50% of patients become disabled within 10 years. New treatment guidelines were released in 2021 to help better address many concerns.

Myths and misinformation about RA are common, even among those in medicine. Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to key clinical information about this commonly disabling condition? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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