what the difference erosion between OA and RA

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   Posted 1/5/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody know what the difference on erosive cartilage on OA or RA?
does OA affect wrists, elbows  ankles and mandibular joints?
i have damage cartilage on my knees but they cant make difference if is RA or OA
all my tests r negative and arthritis progressed so fast i have in all the joints and is very erosive. could anybody help me please!

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   Posted 1/7/2007 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Unoftunately i don't know the exact answer of that question, and I may guess that only doctors may know it for sure. But I may add, that the erosion in OA causes inflamation, and for RA is the opposite the inflamation causes erosion, and when erosion is already present in RA heppens the double trouble.

Iris, i'll ask you a simple question. To you have marked difference in the joint 'problems' durring weather changes ?

Official dx, but I have doubts: chronic reiter's syndrome (1yr and 6 mnths).
suffer form chronic conjuctivitis, mild arthritis, subfebrile fever and fatigue, "sometimes" also showing some strange short lived mild aches all over the body (with no exclusions).

Post Edited (Marius123) : 1/7/2007 5:24:26 PM (GMT-7)

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