Rheumatoid arthritis


rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic, systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation in the synovial membranes and articular surfaces. It manifests primarily as a symmetric, erosive polyarthritis that spares the axial skeleton and is typically associated with the presence in the serum of rheumatoid factor.

Data source
FinnGen phenocode M13_RHEUMA
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: M06/M05, ICD-9: 7140A/7140B, ICD-8: 712[1-3]
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: M06/M05, ICD-9: 7140A/7140B, ICD-8: 712[1-3]
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 4
First defined in version DF2
DOID 7148
GWAS catalog 0000685
MESH D001172
SNOMED CT 69896004

Key figures

Sex All Female Male
Number of individuals 4701 3316 1385
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 2.7 3.34 1.84
Mean age at first event (years) 51.69 50.77 53.9
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 2.43 1.9 3.68

Longitudinal metrics

Sex All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 7 7 6
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 73.54 74.28 71.77


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