Immunity, Inflammation, and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal
Overall, the body's immune response has one primary function: to protect the body from an object that the body does not recognize as a normal object. The immune response can be either normal or abnormal. Inflammation is also one of the body's first responses to infections as the body tries to rush immune cells and cytotoxic chemicals to the infected tissue to defend against the infections or foreign particles. Arthritis tends to develop inflammation in the joints and their surrounding tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body perceives tissue in the joints as being a foreign object and fights the tissue through an immune response.
Immunity , Rheumatoid arthritis , Inflammation
Harper, Erica (2007). Immunity, Inflammation, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(2).