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Complications et atteintes systémiques de la polyarthrite rhumatoïde [Complications and systemic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis].
Revue Médicale Suisse
590, 592-590, 594
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in addition to the traditional joint damage can affect all organs as a systemic disease. Extra-articular manifestations of RA are highly variable ranging from rheumatoid nodules (most common) to rheumatoid vasculitis presenting a significant morbidity and mortality (49% at 5 years). With the new algorithms of treatment (earlier) and the use of biologics, the incidence of severe extra-articular manifestations decreases. Regarding the treatment of rheumatoid vasculitis, rituximab looks promising. RA also increases cardiovascular risk and the risk of osteoporosis. It is therefore important to identify these risks and, if appropriate, treat them. Collaboration with the general practitioner is essential in this situation.
Arthritis, Rheumatoid/complications, Atherosclerosis/complications, Humans, Osteoporosis/complications, Rheumatoid Nodule/etiology, Rheumatoid Nodule/therapy, Rheumatoid Vasculitis/drug therapy, Rheumatoid Vasculitis/etiology
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