Advances & More News / Broadcasted from China: Evidence Found of Causal Link for Multisite Chronic Pain and MS, RA

Multisite chronic pain is causally associated with a higher risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but not with other autoimmune diseases (AIDs), according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Frontiers in Immunology. Yidan Tang, from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and colleagues used a two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) method to determine the causal relationship between chronic pain and AIDs, namely amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), celiac disease (CeD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), MS, RA, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), type 1 diabetes (T1D), and psoriasis using genome-wide association study summary statistics. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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