Rheumatoid arthritis and kidney diseases
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. RA has many health consequences, and evidence suggests that a higher risk of kidney disease is one of them. One type of kidney problem found in people with longstanding RA is amyloidosis. In this condition, a special type of protein gets deposited that causes kidney failure.