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Growth and infectious exposure during infancy and the risk of rheumatoid factor in adult life.

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BACKGROUND: The contribution of the environment to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains uncertain. Intrauterine and early postnatal life may be important. Rheumatoid factor (RF) found in around 10% of the normal population confers a risk of developing RA and may be present years before onset of clinical disease. The immune pathology leading to RA and RF may have similar genetic and environmental influences. OBJECTIVE: To measure RF in people for whom data on birth weight, infant growth, and mark...

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10.1136/ard.2005.036301

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Edwards, CJ More by this author
Goswami, R More by this author
Goswami, P More by this author
Syddall, H More by this author
Dennison, EM More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of the rheumatic diseases
Volume:
65
Issue:
3
Pages:
401-404
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-2060
ISSN:
0003-4967
URN:
uuid:9d9866d9-73e9-4ace-b1d2-a2a116bcb1c1
Source identifiers:
126327
Local pid:
pubs:126327

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