Inflammatory disease rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 4'000 people in the Balearic Islands, the Spanish Rheumatology Society reported yesterday.
At a national level, there are 200'000 sufferers with 20'000 new cases emerging every year the Society claimed ahead of tomorrow's celebration of European Day for Patients' Rights.

According to the Society, rheumatoid arthritis can affect people at any age but it is most common in women aged between 30 and 50. Some sufferers are forced to give up work but the condition can also restrict people in their lives at home, such as difficulty with dressing and cooking.

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