What Does Rheumatic Mean?


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Rheumatic indicates anything related or pertaining to rheumatism. Rheumatism is a disease. It describes an inflammatory condition that results in pain, limitation of movement, and often destruction or erosion of the joints, muscles, or ligaments. Usually it affects people in their old age. Rheumatic is also a term used to indicate a person suffering from rheumatism. Rheumatic is the adjective form of rheumatism. Thus rheumatic is a term related to joints.

There are several diseases related to rheumatism. Rheumatic diseases are characterised by signs are redness and heat, swelling, pain and loss of purpose of one or more between or supporting structures of the body. Common symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness. Some rheumatic diseases can also involve internal organs. Rheumatic fever is an case of rheumatic diseases. There are more than such rheumatic diseases.

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