Upper airway obstruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular joint destruction

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Upper airway obstruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular joint destruction. / Redlund-Johnell, Inga.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 17, Nr. 4, 1988, s. 273-279.

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T1 - Upper airway obstruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and temporomandibular joint destruction

AU - Redlund-Johnell, Inga

PY - 1988

Y1 - 1988

N2 - Among 400 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and measurable ramus height there were 76 patients with mutilating arthritis of the temporomandibular joints. In 30 of these 400 patients, episodes of upper airway obstruction had occurred, mostly when the patient lay supine. Laryngoscopy had been performed in only 7 patients, and in 3 of those a laryngeal arthritis was detected. Upper airway obstruction had occurred significantly more often in patients with arthritis of the temporomandibular joints than in those with normal joints. In 70% of the patients with a severe arthritic destruction of the temporomandibular joints, episodes of airway obstruction had occurred. Upper airway obstruction is assumed to occur in those patients due to a pharyngeal obstruction, as in other patients with micrognathia or sleep apnea syndrome.

AB - Among 400 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and measurable ramus height there were 76 patients with mutilating arthritis of the temporomandibular joints. In 30 of these 400 patients, episodes of upper airway obstruction had occurred, mostly when the patient lay supine. Laryngoscopy had been performed in only 7 patients, and in 3 of those a laryngeal arthritis was detected. Upper airway obstruction had occurred significantly more often in patients with arthritis of the temporomandibular joints than in those with normal joints. In 70% of the patients with a severe arthritic destruction of the temporomandibular joints, episodes of airway obstruction had occurred. Upper airway obstruction is assumed to occur in those patients due to a pharyngeal obstruction, as in other patients with micrognathia or sleep apnea syndrome.

KW - rheumatoid arthritis

KW - temporomandibular joints

KW - upper airway obstruction

U2 - 10.3109/03009748809098796

DO - 10.3109/03009748809098796

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 273

EP - 279

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

SN - 1502-7732

IS - 4

ER -