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Mayo Clinic determines lifetime risk of adult rheumatoid arthritis
Date:1/5/2011

nts and in fundraising efforts to find improved treatments.

The figures below reflect lifetime risk for the respective diseases, based on the Mayo findings.

 Disease   Women
 Men 
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)  3.6% or 1 in 28   1.7% or 1 in 59 
Polymyalgia Rheumatica 2.4% 1.7%
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus .9% .2%
Giant Cell Arteritis 1% .5%
Psoriatic Arthritis .5% .6%
Primary Sjgrens syndrome .8% .04%
Ankylosing Spondylitis .1% .6%


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