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A possible association of rheumatoid arthritis and sarcoidosis.
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PMID:  2920589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are eight previous reports of sarcoidosis developing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Reported here are two patients with rheumatoid arthritis who developed sarcoidosis. Both patients have HLA antigen DR4 and Sjogren's syndrome. Only stage II chest roentgenogram abnormalities previously have been described in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who developed sarcoidosis. This report demonstrates that these patients may present with stage III sarcoidosis. The prevalence of sarcoidosis in this clinic population is two per 263 as compared with 20 to 80 per 100,000 in the general population. This may indicate a previously unappreciated increased prevalence of sarcoidosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
R F Kucera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-12     Completed Date:  1989-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  604-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Pulmonary Disease Service, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Sarcoidosis / complications*,  immunology,  radiography
Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*

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