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There are hundreds of types of arthritis. The most common variety that fits your description of the immune system attacking the joint tissue is Rheumatoid Arthritis. Another immunological disease is Psoriatic Arthritis, where it is believed the immune system attacks the skin as well as the joints.

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Q: What type of arthritis is believed to result from the immune systems attack on ones own joint tissues?
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