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Family history as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis: a case-control study.

  title={Family history as a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis: a case-control study.},
  author={Yvonni Koumantaki and Ernestini Giziaki and Athena Linos and A Kontomerkos and P. Kaklamanis and George A. Vaiopoulos and J Mandas and Evangelia Kaklamani},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={24 8},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the first degree relatives and to investigate whether the sex of the parent influences the pattern of inheritance. METHODS An interview based case-control study, with subjects serially matched for age and sex. We analyzed 126 cases (hospital cases) and 94 controls (derived from the same hospitals), who gave information for family history of RA. Data concerning RA history among siblings and parents were computerized and analyzed… 
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