Personal and family medical history correlates of rheumatoid arthritis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of epidemiology, Volume 18, Issue 6, p.433-9 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, 258, Adult, Aged, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Case-Control Studies, Comorbidity, Family Health, Female, Humans, Incidence, Iowa, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, North Carolina, Prevalence

Abstract:

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have comorbidities related to immune dysfunction, however, the timing of comorbidities relative to RA diagnosis and treatment is not clear. We studied personal and family medical history correlates of incident and prevalent RA in women.