Rheumatoid disease and any autoimmune disease can occur in any age group. There are some autoimmune diseases that occur more frequently in younger individuals and some occur in the elderly population. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect children, adolescents, middle-aged adults, the elderly population can be affected with this arthritis. Therefore, age has no effect on the occurrence of this condition. But there are some predispositions, as the elderly will be more affected in some arthritis that are more prevalent in this population. Similarly, in the younger population there are some arthritis that are common in this group. Otherwise, there is no age-specific predisposition for the onset of rheumatic disease in general. This is one of the most common myths that says that the population has to do with arthritis only in the elderly population. We must raise awareness and educate the population that arthritis can affect any age group and, more importantly, that the economically productive age group is affected in this arthritis. If children are affected, it is more important that we treat them early because in a growing age group, bones and joints tend to deform when one is affected by a rheumatic disease in this age group. Then we can prevent any damage that may occur in the future life.
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