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  • C. Kelly
  • V. Saravanan
  • M. Nisar
  • S. Arthanari
  • F. Woodhead
  • A. Forbes-Price
  • J. Dawson
  • N. Sathi
  • Y. Ahmad
  • G. Koduri
  • Adam Young
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1676-1682
JournalRheumatology
Journal publication date1 Sep 2014
Volume53
Issue9
Early online date23 Apr 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

Abstract

The prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in RA is ∼5%. Previous work identified increasing age, active articular disease and articular damage as risk factors for RA-associated ILD (RA-ILD). The roles of high-resolution CT (HRCT) and lung function testing in defining the nature and extent of pulmonary involvement have recently been explored. This study is the first to examine predictive and prognostic factors for the development of RA-ILD and to report on the physiological and radiological characteristics of the condition from a large multicentre UK network

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© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved.

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