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Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis is a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
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Muscle and Bone Diseases

The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage.
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Skin Diseases

Allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.


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Asian-Language Publications

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From the Director

Stephen I. Katz, NIAMS Director

Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.


Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. has been Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases since August 1995. He was born in New York in 1941 and his early years were spent in the Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland areas.

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Coalition Meeting | November 21, 2018

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Coalition Meeting | November 20, 2018

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Announcement | November 4, 2018


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