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Latest Edit: Iva 2012-08-05 (EDT)

Rheumatism is a vague term that describes a group of common musculoskeletal disorders characterized by pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles, areas of tendon insertions, and adjacent soft-tissue structures. The symptoms associated with rheumatism are common in the early stages of many infections and a range of autoimmune conditions.

Some common rheumatic conditions include: