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Whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or one of the approximately 100 other forms of this disease, Emaxhealth reporters provide the latest research coverage. You also can turn to these pages for useful lifestyle suggestions and other information that can help you better manage and live with arthritis.

Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factor For Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus

A genetic variation has been identified that increases the risk of two chronic, autoimmune inflammatory diseases: rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). These research findings result from a long-time collaboration between the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other organizations. NIAMS is part of the National Institutes of Health.

These results appear in the Sept. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.