Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism: a nationwide cohort study.

@article{Chung2014RheumatoidAI,
  title={Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism: a nationwide cohort study.},
  author={Wei-Sheng Chung and Chiao-Ling Peng and Cheng-Li Lin and Yen-Jung Chang and Yung-Fu Chen and John Yi-Wu Chiang and Fung-Chang Sung and Chia-Hung Kao},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={73 10},
  pages={1774-80}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies on the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) are scarce. This study identifies the effects of RA on the risks of developing DVT and PE in a nationwide prospective cohort study. METHODS We studied the entire Taiwan population from 1998 to 2008, with a follow-up period extending to the end of 2010. We identified patients with RA using the catastrophic illness registry of the Taiwan National Health… CONTINUE READING