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Scientists Say Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Conditions Could Be Inherited

Many people say that it seems like certain rheumatic and autoimmune diseases run in families, but doctors simply didn’t have the data to back up that assumption — until now.

A recent study examined whether nine pediatric-onset autoimmune ailments, including the juvenile form of rheumatoid arthritis, might be inherited.

The study, which was published in a recent issue of Nature Communications, was made up of genetic data collected by 20 doctors and hospital systems both in the United States and overseas.

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