Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that mainly affects the joints. In rheumatoidarthritis (RA), the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue that lines the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. This inflammation can extend to the cartilage that covers the ends of joints and cause major damage and loss of function. Joints of the hands, feet, and neck are most often affected though larger joints such as the knee may be involved. While RA is predominantly a disease of the joints damage but it indirectly damages to the skin, lungs, heart, and other organs.
When used in regards to Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, cell therapy may be able to repair damaged tissue to reduce pain and increase mobility.