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 ...
Haematological abnormalities linked to infection risk in RA patients
19 Sep 2019