THE GENERATION DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common chronic autoimmune arthritis worldwide, leading to disability and substantial economic costs. It is a chronic and systemic inflammatory disorder that may
affect many tissues and organs, but principally attacks synovial joints.
About 1% of the world's population is afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis, women three times more often than men. Onset is most frequent between the ages of 40 and 50, but people of any age can be affected. It can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of functioning and mobility if not adequately treated.