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Medical News Today: Do people inherit rheumatoid arthritis?

While doctors do not fully understand what causes rheumatoid arthritis, they do know that having a family history of the disease increases a person’s risk of developing it. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks the fluid-filled linings of their joints. The result is inflammation and swelling that… Read More »