rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis prevalence in the US grossly underestimated

Arthritis might be much more common than previously thought, a new analysis  suggests.   Researchers have long suspected that national arthritis estimates —  based on self-reported diagnoses – may not capture all cases.  To confirm their hunch they analysed federal health data to identify cases of both doctor-diagnosed arthritis and chronic joint symptoms lasting longer than three ...

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