Children of Mothers With RA at Greater Risk of Certain Health Problems

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) appear to have an increased risk of RA and two other chronic health problems, according to a study published online recently in Arthritis Care & Research, although the number of children affected is still small. The findings are based on data for all children born in Denmark over a nearly 25-year period. Lead author Line Jolving, a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Denmark, and colleagues undertook the study because the majority of people with RA are women, including many of child-bearing age. Yet not much is known about the effect...

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