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How do people get inflammatory rheumatism?

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Wiki User
08/22/2014

Rheumatism is a term given to most any disease affecting the joints. Arthritis is simply an inflammation of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory rheumatism, is an auto-immune disease, meaning that it's caused due to the immune system acting against tissues that are supposed to be in the body.