This swelling, pain, stiffness, and sometimes deformity of the joints is not an autoimmune disorder—that explanation for RA couldn’t be further from the truth. The body does not become confused and start attacking your joints. Rather, there’s a specific variety of EBV that gets into connective tissue, joints, and ligaments in its fourth stage, causing inflammation that’s evidence of your body trying to hold the invader at bay. Swelling of the knuckles, cervical spine, and the like is an indication that the immune system is fighting to keep the virus from burrowing deeper and causing permanent damage to nerves and tissue. In its milder forms, this may display itself as mystery aches and pains. In its advanced forms, people experience severe joint swelling and a diagnosis of RA.
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