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Occurrence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Requiring Oral and/or Biological Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drug Therapy Following a Diagnosis of Primary Sjögren Syndrome.
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PMID:  23013848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT: We report 6 patients with an established diagnosis of primary Sjögren syndrome who developed severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) requiring oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drug with or without biologic therapy. Rheumatoid arthritis was diagnosed between 14 months and 17 years following initial sicca symptoms. Five patients were female. Two thirds were seropositive for Sjögren antibody, and 5 of 6 were either rheumatoid factor or anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide positive at the time of RA diagnosis. All had either hand or wrist involvement; one third had nodules. Although none demonstrated erosion on x-ray, all required methotrexate or leflunomide, and 4 required a biologic agent for the treatment of their arthritis. Primary Sjögren patients may develop RA after a long course of stable Sjögren.
Omar Khan; Steven Carsons
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-7355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9518034     Medline TA:  J Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Winthrop-University Hospital, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Mineola, NY.
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