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Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation and stiffness in many joints, especially in the hands. Its cause is not known. It can start at any age, but most commonly between 40 and 50 years old. Three times as many women as men are affected. Some people just have a single attack and recover completetely. Other people get recurrent attacks, often with previously unaffected joints becoming involved and often resulting in permanent damage to some joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a common condition, but it is only rare complications of rheumatoid arthritis and its treatment that can be fatal. Deaths due to accidents due to arthrits are counted separately within Accidental deaths Map 474.

Rheumatoid arthritis caused 0.04% of all deaths worldwide in 2002, an average of 4 deaths per million people per year.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: M05-M06,

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