Epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a relatively common disorder that affects men and women at the prime of their lives. Only 30% of the causes of rheumatoid arthritis can be attributed to genetic factors; the rest remain unexplained. Descriptive and analytic epidemiologic methods may lead to a better understanding of the causative, precipitating, and modulatory factors in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Pubmed Id

  • 12618962
  • Author List

  • Alarcon GS
  • Start Page

  • 589
  • End Page

  • 604
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 3