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Preceding tonsillectomy and appendicectomy in rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis.
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PMID:  6864686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and sixty-eight patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 87 patients with degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis, OA) were questioned regarding appendicectomy and tonsillectomy surgery. Thirty point four % of patients with RA and 33.3% of those with OA had had a tonsillectomy preceding the onset of their arthritis. Preceding appendicectomy had been performed in 18.5% of RA and 32.2% of OA patients. These results do not support the hypothesis either of inherent or acquired susceptibility to infection in patients with RA.
S B Patel; C J Eastmond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-17     Completed Date:  1983-08-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / epidemiology*
Postoperative Complications*

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