Pleuro-Pulmonary Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis

@article{Corcoran2014PleuroPulmonaryCO,
  title={Pleuro-Pulmonary Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis},
  author={John P. Corcoran and Mehreen Ahmad and Rahul Mukherjee and Karen Christina Redmond},
  journal={Respiratory Care},
  year={2014},
  volume={59},
  pages={e55 - e59}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease whose distinctive feature is the development of symmetrical polyarthritis. It has a prevalence of ∼1% in the general population, predominating in females and peaking between the ages of 30 and 50 years; it is found worldwide, 
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