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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) genetic?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Very little of rheumatoid arthritis is genetic. There's no doubt that people who have rheumatoid arthritis often have family members with other autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, maybe Celiac disease, Psoriasis. The fact is that people who have rheumatoid arthritis shouldn't fea...
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Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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