Erosive osteoarthritis occurs in the tip and middle joints of the fingers.
Erosive osteoarthritis is an aggressive form of osteoarthritis that occurs in the tip and middle joints of fingers. Its mechanism of origin is not well known, but based on recent research, inheritance appears to have an effect on disease risk.
Arthritis & Rheumatology The study, published by the magazine, relied on the health data of 4.7 million Americans and identified 700 people with erosive finger osteoarthritis.
Using the registries, the researchers found that relatives of the patients were clearly more likely to have erosive osteoarthritis than the rest of the population. The connection was especially evident in the patient’s children, siblings, and parents. In addition to heredity, old age, diabetes, and obesity were risk factors for erosive osteoarthritis.
A closer look at the genetically predisposed families now identified may help identify the gene forms that predispose to erosive osteoarthritis, the researchers write. However, this requires further research.
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