, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 145-146

Smoking and rheumatoid vasculitis

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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.