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Chances of getting another auto immune disease on top of arthritis?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: If rheumatoid
If the arthritis is autoimmune (such as rheumatoid arthritis), then the chance of a second autoimmune disease is higher. If the arthritis is osteoarthritis, there is no increased risk.
Many things might trigger onset of autoimmune disease. One definite trigger is smoking.

In brief: If rheumatoid
If the arthritis is autoimmune (such as rheumatoid arthritis), then the chance of a second autoimmune disease is higher. If the arthritis is osteoarthritis, there is no increased risk.
Many things might trigger onset of autoimmune disease. One definite trigger is smoking.
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