The Clinical and Immunological Personality of Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Interview with Experts

From the 2007 HSS Alumni Meeting


Stephen A. Paget, MD, FACP, FACR

Physician-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery

Dr. Lars Klareskog
Physician-in-Chief, Pro-Tempore, 2007 HSS Alumni Meeting
Professor and Head, Rheumatology Unit, Karolinska Institute

In this video, Dr. Paget and Dr. Klareskog discuss the origins, evolution, and “personality” of rheumatoid arthritis, both clinically and immunologically. They touch upon subjects such as the interaction of the “triad” of genes, environmental factors, and the immune system in RA; the role of viruses in the condition; the link between certain genes, smoking, and RA; the “window of opportunity” when diagnosing and treating the disease; and much more.

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