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Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung

Screening Rheumathoide Arthritis

Do you have an immediate relative affected by rheumatoid arthritis?

hands rheumatoid arthritis
fleche We are looking for persons directly related to a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, who are willing to participate in a clinical study performed at academic hospitals in Switzerland
fleche The aim of the study is to assess whether screening can detect very early forms of rheumatoid arthritis in families of patients suffering from this disease. Indeed, it is well established that heredity plays a role in the development of this disease. Close relatives of people with rheumatoid arthritis are at greater risk of developing the same disease and in first-degree relatives this risk is estimated to be 3 to 8 times higher than in the general population.
fleche It is possible to estimate an individual risk of developing the disease using genetic and immunological blood test. If you choose to participate, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire and provide a blood sample. The results of these tests will be sent to you, with some explanations. We also ask that you keep us informed if you develop arthritis later (annual survey).

If you have a direct relative (brother or sister, parent or child) suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and you are between 18 and 75 years old, you can participate. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact the following address:


Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève:
Service de Rhumatologie
Avenue Beau-Séjour 26 / 1211 Genève 14
Tel: ++41 22-382-3681

Inselspital: Universitätsklinik für Rheumatologie,
Klinische Immunologie und Allergologie

Inselspital / 3010 Bern
Tel. ++41-31-632-3155

Rheumaklinik Unispital Zürich
Gloriastrasse 25 / 8091 Zürich
Tel: ++41-44-255-4650

Kantonsspital St. Gallen: Rheumatologie
Tel. ++41-714-94-1134
Fax ++41-714-94-6311

Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois:
Service du rhumatologie médicine physique et réhabilitation

Av. Pierre Decker 4 / 1011 Lausanne
Tel. ++41-21-314-1482

Felix Platter Spital:
Rheumatologische Universitätsklinik

Burgfelderstrasse 101 / 4012 Basel
Tel: 061 3264222

Clinique de rhumatologie HFR Fribourg, Hôpital Cantonal
1708 Fribourg
Tél.: 026/426 7388
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