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Gene Therapy for Arthritis

  • Christopher H. Evans
  • Paul D. Robbins

Abstract

Arthritis is the most frequently reported chronic condition among American females, and the second most frequently reported overall (Praemer et al., 1992; Yelin, 1992). Although arthritis rarely kills, chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with lower life expectancy (Pincus and Callahan, 1992) and a dramatically impaired quality of life. Over 30 million Americans suffer from this disease, a number which will increase as the greying of society continues. Approximately 50% of those over the age of 65 years have arthritis; according to the National Center for Health Statistics (1987), arthritis is more common than hypertension, hearing impairment and heart conditions among this age group.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Gene Therapy Human Papilloma Virus Synovial Cell Cationic Liposome 
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  • Paul D. Robbins

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