RA Increases Bronchiectasis Risk, Especially in Seropositive Patients

5 Jan 2024 • Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis had approximately twice the risk of developing bronchiectasis, a new study has revealed.

  • Analyzing data from 50,651 RA patients over nearly 4.3 years, the findings have indicated that individuals with RA faced a 2.12-fold higher risk of bronchiectasis compared to controls.
  • Furthermore, the risk soared to 2.34-fold for seropositive RA patients, while seronegative RA patients encountered a 1.56-fold increase.
  • This highlights the importance of vigilant respiratory monitoring in RA patients.

Source: CHEST | Read full story

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