Smoking and rheumatoid vasculitis
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- Struthers, G.R., Scott, D.L., Delamere, J.P. et al. Rheumatol Int (1981) 1: 145. doi:10.1007/BF00541260
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.