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rheumatoid arthritis


One study suggests that skin exposure to motor oil may increase the risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis by 30%.
  a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints causing hot, painful swelling and deformity
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  • One study suggests that skin exposure to motor oil may increase the risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis by 30%.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Bad rheumatoid arthritis.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Soraya told me that, ever since her mother’s stroke, every flutter in her chest was a heart attack, every aching joint the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, and every twitch of the eye another stroke.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • But no, it wasn’t, and they sent this guy around just to make sure I really did have one leg amputated at the hip and was helplessly bedridden with incurable rheumatoid arthritis.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The diagnosis was rheumatoid arthritis.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Frank’s chronic pericarditis, arising from the rheumatoid arthritis, led to a virulent infection of the pericardium, which ultimately led to heart failure.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   rheumatoid arthritis [8]
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