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Researchers have made a risk score based on thousands of genetic variants to determine the prognosis for individual patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

In a study published in Arthritis and rheumatology, the risk score, constructed from 43,784 genetic variants, was significantly different between patients with severe and non-severe arthritis progression.

“Our study reveals that genetic profiling in … rheumatic diseases has potential uses in precision medicine that should be validated and improved in future studies,” the authors wrote.

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More information:
Arthritis and rheumatology, DOI: 10.1002 / art.42051

Citation: Risk score predicts disease progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (2022, January 20) retrieved January 20, 2022 from

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