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    Simple blood test can help diagnose arthritis early

    Simple blood test can help diagnose arthritis early

    Scientists have made a genetic breakthrough into the underlying causes of arthritis which they claim could result in a simple blood test to predict who is at risk of the crippling disease.

    Experts at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US discovered that certain genes and the "tags" that regulate them conspire together to promote the development of arthritis.

    Separating the tags caused by the disease from those that help cause it led the team to find the specific DNA sequences vital for it to progress, the Daily Express reported.

    They believe the discovery could be used in helping identify who will go on to suffer from arthritis and may also be used to predict other non-infectious conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

    "Since rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the body's immune system turns on itself, current treatments often involve suppressing the entire immune system , which can have serious side effects," Dr Andrew Feinberg , professor of molecular medicine at Johns Hopkins' University, said.

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    Re: Simple blood test can help diagnose arthritis early

    Dear Vijigermany, it will be of great relief to the patients to be opt for this blolod test to find out their chances of getting into the problem very early and avoid the same. thanks


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