Scleroderma is classified as an arthritic disease, along with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, dermatomyositis, and more than 100 other medical conditions. (Also see Autoimmune Diseases, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma and Systemic Symptoms)
Autoimmune arthritis is arthritis caused by your own immune system attacking your own body. Types of Autoimmune Arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is an umbrella term for chronic autoimmune arthropathies of unknown aetiology with onset of symptoms before the age of 16 years. Nature.com.
Arthritis Complications. Severe arthritis, particularly if it affects your hands or arms, can make it difficult for you to do daily tasks. Arthritis of weight-bearing joints can keep you from walking comfortably or sitting up straight. In some cases, joints may become twisted and deformed. Mayo Clinic.
Why Is Arthritis More Common in Women Than Men? Roughly one in four women have been given diagnoses of arthritis, compared with about one in five men, according to national health figures. New York Times, 04/12/2016.
Arthritis in patients with systemic sclerosis. Arthritis is frequent manifestation of systemic scleroderma (SSc). Its role in joint dysfunction has to be established in further studies. Eur J Intern Med,  Jan 23.
How to Care for Yourself Dozens of helpful ways to help you deal better with arthritis. Arthritis Foundation (U.S.)
How To Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis. Because there are over 100 different types of arthritis, symptoms of the disease can be variable, but there are certain signs which point to the disease. VeryWell.
Glycosylation status of serum in inflammatory arthritis (IA) in response to anti-TNF treatment. Anti-TNF therapy is strongly associated with a decrease in inflammatory processes and reflects the effect of anti-TNF on the immune system. Oxford Journals, 05/16/2013.
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