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A new blood test detects early osteoarthritis!

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28 Oct 2016 - General
 

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease affecting the joints. The main symptoms are the pain of the joint, joint swelling and inability of moving the joint. That is because of the impaired cushions movement due to the degenerative changes of the disease. Unfortunately there was no blood tests to identify the early stages of the disease. Some of the researchers from Warwick University, United Kingdom have found a new blood test which can detect early stages of osteoarthritis and can distinguish it from rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions. The test is done with using oxidized, nitrated and sugar modified amino acids. Anyhow this will be a good step in preventing the complications of the disease with early diagnosis.

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