Rheumatoid arthritis in young adults, precautions necessary

Doctors said understanding the onset, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of rheumatoid arthritis in the youth was crucial for a better life.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 13, 2024 | 1:03 PMUpdatedMay 13, 2024 | 1:03 PM

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the elderly but of late, those between 18 and 30 as well. The exact cause is unclear. It is believed to be the result of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. Doctors say it can be treated — and has a better prognosis when presenting in younger ages — by starting early treatment so that the joint can be preserved.

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