Rygning--en risikofaktor for udvikling af reumatoid artritis.

Translated title of the contribution: Smoking--a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis development

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disabling inflammatory joint disease of unknown aetiology. Genetic and environmental factors are implicated in its pathogenesis. We performed a literature search on MEDLINE, the Cochrane database and EMBASE on the interaction between smoking and RA. It is concluded that previous and current smoking constitute a risk factor for RA development. Smoking acts synergistically with other RA risk factors, including IgM-rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP and shared epitopes. The effect of smoking on the course of RA has not been described in sufficient detail.
Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Sep-8
Translated title of the contributionSmoking--a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis development
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number37
Pages (from-to)2864-9
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 8. Sept 2008


  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Disease Progression
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Smoking

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