Mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene in patients with bronchiectasis associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVES In cystic fibrosis, mutations of the CFTR gene lead to diffuse bronchiectasis (DB). DB is also associated with other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in which the role of genetic factors in the predisposition to DB remains unclear. METHODS A family-based association study was carried out to determine whether the frequency of CFTR… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/ard.2010.142760

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@article{Puchal2011MutationsOT, title={Mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene in patients with bronchiectasis associated with rheumatoid arthritis.}, author={Xavier Pu{\'e}chal and Thierry Bienvenu and Emmanuelle G{\'e}nin and Jean Marie Berthelot and Jean Sibilia and Philippe Gaudin and Christian Marcelli and Sandra Lasbleiz and La{\"e}titia Michou and Francois H Cornelis and Andr{\'e} Kahan and Daniel J. Dusser}, journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases}, year={2011}, volume={70 4}, pages={653-9} }