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  • ACPA
  • The pathogenesis of the conditions is distinct, with PsA being part of the seronegative spondyloarthropathies, while RA shows the presence of rheumatoid factor (RF) or anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in circulation. (news-medical.net)
  • ligaments
  • Rheumatoid arthritis can go on for years unnoticed, but in many cases, it becomes progressively worse over the course of several years, leading to joint destruction, functional disability, and destruction of cartilage, bone and ligaments. (hubpages.com)
  • Methotrexate
  • P. J. S. M. Kerstens, A. M. T. Boerbooms, M. E. C. Jeurissen, J. H. Fast, K. J. M. Assmann, and L. B. A. Van De Putte, "Accelerated nodulosis during low dose methotrexate therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. (hindawi.com)
  • fully understood
  • Even though the etiology is not yet fully understood, rheumatoid arthritis is generally considered to be caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, deregulated immunomodulation, and environmental influences. (springer.com)
  • diseases
  • We are committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by uniting resources that will raise global awareness, providing wellness education and support, and conducting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Genes are a tricky subject to tackle, especially when they're being analyzed to determine the cause of diseases like rheumatoid diseases. (mercola.com)
  • body
  • Recently, thanks to both technological advancements and the vast amount of patient and healthy control samples from around the world, it's now possible to examine which of the various genes in the body are responsible for rheumatoid arthritis. (mercola.com)