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Epidemiological Investigation of Reumatoid Arthritis - EIRA

Project description

The project aims to investigate possible risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic disease causing severe suffering and functional disability. The main goal of this research project is to increase the understanding of which factors contribute to the development of RA as well as to investigate how such factors influence the course of the disease.


  • The Swedish Medical Research Council
  • The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
  • King Gustaf V’s 80-year foundation
  • The Swedish Rheumatic Foundation
  • Stockholm County Council
  • Söderbergfonden
  • The insurance company AFA
  • EU - Autocure
  • US National Institute for Health

Contact information

Principal Investigator: Lars Alfredsson

Project coordinator: Edit Ekström