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Prevalence, risk, and risk factors for oral and ocular dryness with particular emphasis on rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
  • Wolfe, Frederick
  • Michaud, Kaleb
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of rheumatology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2008
Volume
35
Issue
6
Pages
1023–1030
Identifiers
PMID: 18484696
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Dryness is increased in RA and is contributed to by severity and therapy. The combination of body pain and fatigue is the strongest clinical correlate of dryness, and is independent of diagnosis of FM. Any factor that increases illness severity or distress results in an increase in dryness.

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