Predictors of extra-articular manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Predictors of extra-articular manifestations in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Carl Turesson and Lennart Jacobsson and Ulf Bergstr{\"o}m and Lennart Truedsson and Gunnar K. Sturfelt},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  volume={29 6},
OBJECTIVE To identify clinical and genetic risk factors for extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (ExRA). METHODS ExRA patients were identified retrospectively using predefined criteria in two hospital-based cohorts of RA patients, and compared to non-extraarticular RA controls from one of the cohorts, matched for disease duration. RESULTS Forty-nine living and thirteen deceased cases of ExRA were identified. Extra-articular disease was predicted by the demonstration of… CONTINUE READING

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