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Assessment of pulmonary function in rheumatoid arthritis patients attending Rheumatology Clinics in Nairobi

@inproceedings{Biomdo2013AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of pulmonary function in rheumatoid arthritis patients attending Rheumatology Clinics in Nairobi},
  author={I Biomdo and George Omondi Oyoo and Mecha Jo and Muhwa J. Chakaya},
  year={2013}
}
Background: Pulmonary involvement is a frequent and among the most severe extra-articular manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) ranking as the second cause of mortality in this patient population. Rheumatoid arthritis can a ect the lung parenchyma, airways and pleura. Pulmonary complications are directly responsible for 10-20% of all mortality in RA patients. Spirometry is becoming increasingly available in Kenya and could be used in peripheral areas to screen and monitor for pulmonary… 
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