Associations of cigarette smoking with rheumatoid arthritis in African Americans.

@article{Mikuls2010AssociationsOC,
  title={Associations of cigarette smoking with rheumatoid arthritis in African Americans.},
  author={Ted R Mikuls and Harlan R. Sayles and Fang Yu and Tricia Levan and Karen A. Gould and Geoffrey M Thiele and D. L. T. Conn and Beth L. Jonas and Leigh F. Callahan and Edwin Smith and Richard D. Brasington and Larry Moreland and Richard W. Reynolds and S. Louis Bridges},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2010},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={3560-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the associations of cigarette smoking with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in African Americans, and to determine whether this association is impacted by the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope (SE). METHODS Smoking status, cumulative smoking exposure, and SE status were determined in African American patients with RA and African American healthy controls. Associations of smoking with RA were examined using age- and sex-adjusted logistic regression analyses. Additive and multiplicative SE… CONTINUE READING

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