Rheumatology International

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 145–146

Smoking and rheumatoid vasculitis

  • G. R. Struthers
  • D. L. Scott
  • J. P. Delamere
  • H. Sheppeard
  • M. Kitt
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00541260

Cite this article as:
Struthers, G.R., Scott, D.L., Delamere, J.P. et al. Rheumatol Int (1981) 1: 145. doi:10.1007/BF00541260

Summary

Smoking habits were compared in 211 patients with rheumatoid arthritis without vasculitis and 45 patients with rheumatoid vasculitis. Smoking was more common in patients with vasculitis (P<0.02) and there was a significant association between smoking and the occurrence of nailfold lesions in males with vasculitis.

Key words

SmokingRheumatoid arthritisVasculitis

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Struthers
    • 1
  • D. L. Scott
    • 1
  • J. P. Delamere
    • 1
  • H. Sheppeard
    • 2
  • M. Kitt
    • 3
  1. 1.Rheumatism Research Wing, The Medical SchoolThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic HospitalOswestryUK
  3. 3.Highfield HospitalDroitwichUK