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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) genetic?
Michael Schiff, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Date Added: 05/01/13

Rheumatoid arthritis is known to be genetic. We know that first degree relatives of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis. That does not mean that if you are a first degree relative of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, you will develop it, beca...
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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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