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Signs Of Rheumatoid Arthritis In Lungs

Nancy Walsh writing in MedPage Today reported, Risk factors for the development of interstitial lung disease among patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA included male sex, smoking, and seropositivity, a researcher reported at the annual meeting of the British Society for Rheumatology. Compared to RA patients overall, where there is a large female predominance, almost half of RA patients who developed interstitial lung disease were men, according to Clive Kelly, MBBS, of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, England. Moreover, all patients with the lung disease were past or present smokers, respectively, compared with only.

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