Blood Test Can Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Before Symptoms Arise, University Hospital in Umea Study

Published: Jan 28, 2010

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EurekAlert! -- Researchers from University Hospital in Umea, Sweden, have identified several cytokines, cytokine-related factors, and chemokines that increase significantly prior to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease onset. These findings confirm those of earlier studies which suggest that the risk of developing RA can be predicted and disease progression may be prevented. Complete findings of this study are published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology.

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