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Descriptor English: Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Descriptor Spanish: Artritis Reumatoide
Descriptor artritis reumatoide
Entry term(s) poliartritis crónica primitiva
Scope note: Enfermedad sistémica crónica, principalmente de las articulaciones, que se caracteriza por lesiones inflamatorias en las membranas sinoviales y en las estructuras articulares, extensa degeneración fibrinoide de las fibras de colágeno en los tejidos mesenquimatosos y atrofia y rarefacción de las estructuras óseas. La etiología es desconocida, pero se han implicado mecanismos autoinmunitarios.
Descriptor Portuguese: Artrite Reumatoide
Descriptor French: Polyarthrite rhumatoïde
Entry term(s): Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tree number(s): C05.550.114.154
C05.799.114
C17.300.775.099
C20.111.199
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001172
Scope note: A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
Annotation: in children = ARTHRITIS, JUVENILE RHEUMATOID; includes PCE: polyarthrite chronique évolutive; tends to be chronic so do not coord with CHRONIC DISEASE
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 1178
Unique ID: D001172
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Arthritis, Rheumatoid - Preferred
Concept UI M0001750
Scope note A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
Preferred term Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Entry term(s) Rheumatoid Arthritis



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