Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Katherine Revel, a patient with mixed connective tissue disease

Katherine Revel

“By the time I went into see the rheumatologist, I had spent hours thinking of every possible clue. My rheumatologist listened for what seemed like forever, taking notes and asking questions. She ran blood work, which finally gave me an answer:  mixed connective tissue disease.  I wasn’t crazy!”


Elizabeth Edwards

“Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family.”


Howard Joseph

"A few months after Ruth and I got engaged, complications from lupus put Ruth in the hospital."


Lilly Romine

“Lilly has had a few rough patches with juvenile arthritis and hospital stays.”


A young femaie holds the inflamed hands of a man with rheumatoid arthritis.

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