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
Short Communications

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

Smoking Rheumatoid arthritis Vasculitis 

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Copyright information

© 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

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