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RA Progression and Comorbidities: A Photo Essay

RA Progression and Comorbidities: A Photo Essay

Rheumatoid arthritis usually involves the MCP, PIP, and MTP joints before the larger joints. In its early stage, RA affects the synovial membranes and periarticular structure of multiple joints, which results in swelling, pain, and inflammation. No destructive changes are seen on radiographic examination at this stage.. Read the full case.

Rheumatoid arthritis 1 month after onset of symptoms
Photo courtesy of Eugene Mochan, DO, PhD
 

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