Features February 2003 Issue

Arthritis: Myths And Misconceptions

Arthritis is an old personís disease. Arthritis affects children, young adults, middle-aged people, as well as the elderly. The disease is not age- or gender-specific. There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis, and some are more commonly found in particular groups. Rheumatoid arthritis, for example, is more common in women, while gout appears more often in men. Older people are more inclined to have osteoarthritis. Ö

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