Remission Relapse and Flares When a person with rheumatoid arthritis has symptoms including joint inflammation and pain this is called a flare Flares may last from weeks to months This can alternate with periods of remission when symptoms are minimal to nonexistent Periods of remission can last weeks months or even years After a period of remission if the symptoms return this is called a relapse It is common for RA patients to have periods of flares remissions and relapses and the course of the illness varies with each patient

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Remission, Relapse, and Flares

When a person with rheumatoid arthritis has symptoms including joint inflammation and pain, this is called a flare. Flares may last from weeks to months. This can alternate with periods of remission, when symptoms are minimal to nonexistent. Periods of remission can last weeks, months, or even years. After a period of remission, if the symptoms return this is called a relapse. It is common for RA patients to have periods of flares, remissions, and relapses, and the course of the illness varies with each patient.

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Remission, Relapse, and Flares When a person with rheumatoid arthritis has symptoms including joint inflammation and pain, this is called a flare. Flares may last from weeks to months. This can alternate with periods of remission, when symptoms are minimal to nonexistent. Periods of remission can last weeks, months, or even years. After a period of remission, if the symptoms return this is called a relapse. It is common for RA patients to have periods of flares, remissions, and relapses, and the course of the illness varies with each patient. #ExemptiaCare #RheumatoidArthritis #Arthritis

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