Risk score predicts disease progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Scientists have created a risk score based on thousands of genetic variants to determine the prognosis of individual patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, the risk score that was constructed of 43,784 genetic variants significantly differed between patients with severe and non-severe arthritis progression.
"Our study reveals that genetic profiling in… rheumatic diseases has potential applications in precision medicine, which should be validated and improved in future studies," the authors wrote.
More information: Arthritis & Rheumatology, DOI: 10.1002/art.42051