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Why did I get Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michael Schiff, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Date Added: 05/01/13

The causes of rheumatoid arthritis are really not fully understood. We think that there is a genetic reason and people who have relatives who have rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to get it. We also think there is an environmental trigger for rheumatoid arthritis. We know that people who smoke g...
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Michael H. Schiff, MD, is the Medical Director of the Denver Arthritis Clinic Research Unit and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Rheumatology Division.
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