A transient peak of infections during onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a 10-year prospective cohort study.

Marina I Arleevskaya, Aida Gabdoulkhakova, Yulia V Filina, Regina Miftakhova, Anders Bredberg, Anatoly P Tsybulkin

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Abstract

The role of infection in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been determined. We aimed to document the infectious burden and some aspects of antibacterial immunity in a large and prospective cohort study of RA patients in the early and late stages of the disease and in their relatives predisposed to RA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e005254
JournalBMJ Open
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Microbiology in the medical area
  • Cancer and Oncology

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