A nursing student is assigned to a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Which of the following statements regarding rheumatoid arthritis is incorrect?

It is localized in the joints.

Explanation

• Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease. In addition to joint inflammation, it can cause bone loss, muscle weakness, pulmonary fibrosis, anemia, renal amyloidosis, and atherosclerosis

• The other answer choices are correct statements

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