Rheumatology International

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 145–146

Smoking and rheumatoid vasculitis

Authors

  • G. R. Struthers
    • Rheumatism Research Wing, The Medical SchoolThe University of Birmingham
  • D. L. Scott
    • Rheumatism Research Wing, The Medical SchoolThe University of Birmingham
  • J. P. Delamere
    • Rheumatism Research Wing, The Medical SchoolThe University of Birmingham
  • H. Sheppeard
    • Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
  • M. Kitt
    • Highfield Hospital
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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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