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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Bronchiectasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a clinical study.

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.[1]


  1. Bronchiectasis and rheumatoid arthritis: a clinical study. McMahon, M.J., Swinson, D.R., Shettar, S., Wolstenholme, R., Chattopadhyay, C., Smith, P., Johns, P., Crosby, N.H. Ann. Rheum. Dis. (1993) [Pubmed]
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