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A revolutionary development in the understanding of Ankylosing Spondylitis- MICA A new gene contributing strong susceptibility to Ankylosing Spondylitis has been discovered.
A study by Pooneh S & colleagues clearly shows that Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) reduces the cumulative damage in SLE.
A study by Dr Yang Zaixing & colleagues shows that Primary Sjogrn’e Syndrome is associated with higher risk of malignancies; Non Hodgkins Lymphoma & Thyroid malignancy in particular.
L Heimans & colleagues have shown that 31% of those with early Rheumatoid Arthritis can achieve Drug Free Remission at 1 year
A new study shows that Anti CCP antibody is present in 48% of first-degree relatives of those with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Higher incidence is seen with smoking.


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