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An estimated 1.3 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, in which the immune [...]

Posted by @Margaret_Marie, Jul 7, 2014

An estimated 1.3 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, in which the immune system attacks tissues, inflaming joints and damaging organs. The condition is known to have a strong genetic component. But not all patients carry the genes, so environmental factors — smoking, hormones, aging and infections — must be involved too, said researcher Veena Taneja, an associate professor of immunology at Mayo Clinic.

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