see Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
see Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS)
see Inflammatory Arthritis Center
see Rheumatoid Arthritis
see Sjogren's Syndrome
see Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, Lupus)
Inflammation refers to a biological response to stimuli interpreted by the body to have a potentially harmful effect. While after injury or in certain conditions inflammation is a normal, healthy response, inflammatory disorders that result in the immune system attacking the body’s own cells or tissues may cause abnormal inflammation, which results in chronic pain, redness, swelling, stiffness, and damage to normal tissues.