The lung in rheumatoid arthritis, cause or consequence?

  title={The lung in rheumatoid arthritis, cause or consequence?},
  author={Aikaterini Chatzidionisyou and Anca Catrina},
  journal={Current Opinion in Rheumatology},
Purpose of reviewRecent discoveries implicate the lungs as a possible extra-articular mucosal site for initiating rheumatoid arthritis-associated immunity. Recent findingsIndividuals at risk for developing arthritis and patients with early untreated rheumatoid arthritis show signs of lung involvement on high-resolution computer tomography. Rheumatoid arthritis-associated antibodies are present in patients with respiratory complains such as bronchiectasis and unexplained dyspnea even in the… 

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