Possible causes and risk factors

The Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Dr Ian Scott & Dr Sophie Steer (reviewed and amended by Prof Anne Barton) 
Last reviewed: 24/09/2019

What is the Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Non-Genetic Factors 

By Dr Suzanne Verstappen
Last reviewed: 28/04/2019

Recent research into risk factors for developing RA

Taken from NRAS magazines, from Spring 2012 onwards

The PREVeNT RA study

The Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit want to study people who are close blood relatives of someone with rheumatoid arthritis, but do not have the disease themselves, in order to identify risk factors for developing RA and find ways to PREVeNT it. If you have a parent, brother or sister, or child with rheumatoid arthritis but do not have RA yourself and you are interested in taking part, click on the above link. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and donate a blood sample.