Cervical spine involvement in rheumatoid arthritis--a systematic review.

  title={Cervical spine involvement in rheumatoid arthritis--a systematic review.},
  author={Andrei Fernandes Joaquim and Simone Appenzeller},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={13 12},
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disorder that can compromise the cervical spine in up to 80% of the cases. The most common radiological presentations of cervical involvement are atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS), cranial settling and subaxial subluxation (SAS). We performed a systematic review in the PubMed Database of articles published later 2005 to evaluate the prevalence, progression and risk factors for cervical spine involvement in RA patients. Articles were… CONTINUE READING


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