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A Study of Multiple Causes of Death in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Authors
  • Pinheiro, Frederico A G1
  • Souza, Deborah C C1
  • Sato, Emilia I2
  • 1 From the Escola Paulista de Medicina, Rheumatology Division, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.F.A. Pinheiro, MD; D.C. Souza, MD, PhD; E.I. Sato, MD, PhD; Escola Paulista de Medicina, Rheumatology Division, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. , (Brazil)
  • 2 From the Escola Paulista de Medicina, Rheumatology Division, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.F.A. Pinheiro, MD; D.C. Souza, MD, PhD; E.I. Sato, MD, PhD; Escola Paulista de Medicina, Rheumatology Division, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Rheumatology
Publisher
The Journal of Rheumatology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2015
Volume
42
Issue
12
Pages
2221–2228
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.150166
PMID: 26472415
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Unexpectedly, RA-related deaths occurred at earlier ages in the more recent subperiod. Cardiovascular disease remained the most important cause, and infectious diseases are an increasing cause of death associated with RA, raising the question of whether infections were related to the more vigorous immunosuppressive treatment recommended by recent guidelines.

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