Hearing impairment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: association with anti-citrullinated protein antibodies

@article{Lobo2016HearingII,
  title={Hearing impairment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: association with anti-citrullinated protein antibodies},
  author={Fabr{\'i}cio Silva Lobo and Mario Orlando Dossi and L{\'i}gia Batista and M{\'a}rcia Midori Shinzato},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={35},
  pages={2327-2332}
}
It has been suggested that hearing impairment (HI) is one of the extra-articular features of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Nevertheless, the prevalence and nature of HI in RA is still uncertain. The objectives were to study hearing function in patients with RA using audiometric tests and to examine whether HI correlates with autoantibodies. Hearing functions were investigated in 43 consecutive RA patients and 23 control subjects (less than 60 years old). Their sera were evaluated for the presence… CONTINUE READING
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