rheumatology
Rheumatoid arthritis

Haematological abnormalities linked to infection risk in RA patients

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of infections if anaemia or lymphopenia are present at diagnosis, according to a UK study. Pneumonia was also more common in people with RA and there was no evidence of a protective effect for pneumococcal vaccine. The results, published in Rheumatology, did provide important evidence that ...

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