Systemic lupus erythematosus features in rheumatoid arthritis and their effect on overall mortality.

@article{Icen2008SystemicLE,
  title={Systemic lupus erythematosus features in rheumatoid arthritis and their effect on overall mortality.},
  author={Murat Icen and Paulo Jorge Nicola and Hilal Maradit-Kremers and Cynthia S Crowson and Terry M. Therneau and Eric L Matteson and Sherine E. Gabriel},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={
          50-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are commonly observed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, their frequency and clinical significance are uncertain. We examined the frequency of SLE features in RA and their effect on overall mortality. METHODS We assembled a population-based incidence cohort of subjects aged >or=18 years first diagnosed with RA [1987 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria] between 1955 and 1995. Information regarding disease… CONTINUE READING

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