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Is rheumatoid arthritis a hereditary illness?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 07/06/2022

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not an inherited disease, and it is not contagious.

However, there does seem to exist a predisposition to develop this disease when there is a family history.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.