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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Manpreet Kaur, MD [2]


Rheumatoid arthritis is usually idiopathic but genetic factors like HLA-DR4 cluster, environmental like smoking, hormonal like hyperprolactinemia, immunologic, infectious factors like mycoplasma, epstein-Barr virus (EBV), rubella virus, porphyromonas gingivalis, socioeconomic, psychological, and lifestyle factors such as obesity also play an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis.


The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is idiopathic but genetic, environmental, hormonal, immunologic, infectious factors, socioeconomic, psychological, and lifestyle factors also play an important role in the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

Common causes of rheumatoid arthritis include:

Less common causes of rheumatoid arthritis include:


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