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The importance of the disease process and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug treatment in the development of septic arthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on the likelihood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developing septic arthritis (SA). METHODS: The United Kingdom General Practice Research Database (GPRD) was used to identify adults with RA, and age-, sex-, and practice-matched control subjects. Subjects were studied between 1987 and 2002. The risk of developing SA (excluding infected joint replacements) for individuals with RA was calculated and th...

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10.1002/art.23003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism
Volume:
57
Issue:
7
Pages:
1151-1157
Publication date:
2007-10-01
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
Source identifiers:
125909
Language:
English
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uuid:3b1cabc5-a4cc-4517-bc5d-158da94a153b
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pubs:125909
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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