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Bronchiectasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a clinical study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8250608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relation between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and bronchiectasis (BR). METHODS: Disease activity, outcome, extra-articular manifestations, and laboratory features were compared in 32 patients with BR and RA (RA-BR group), 32 matched patients with RA without BR (RA group), and 31 patients with BR but without arthritis (BR group). RESULTS: In 30 of the 32 (94%) patients with RA-BR, BR preceded RA. There was no functional or radiological difference between the RA-BR and RA groups, and except for xerophthalmia, which was more common in patients with RA-BR than patients with RA, there was no difference in extra-articular or laboratory features. CONCLUSIONS: Bronchiectasis does not lead to a more aggressive disease course in RA and, despite the recognised association, BR is not an extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid disease.
M J McMahon; D R Swinson; S Shettar; R Wolstenholme; C Chattopadhyay; P Smith; P Johns; N H Crosby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the rheumatic diseases     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0003-4967     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Rheum. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-23     Completed Date:  1993-12-23     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372355     Medline TA:  Ann Rheum Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  776-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*,  immunology,  physiopathology
Autoantibodies / analysis
Bronchiectasis / complications*,  immunology,  physiopathology
Foot / radiography
Forced Expiratory Volume
Hand / radiography
Immunoglobulins / analysis
Middle Aged
Vital Capacity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Immunoglobulins
Comment In:
Ann Rheum Dis. 1994 Jul;53(7):482-3   [PMID:  7944629 ]

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