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Arteriosclerosis and corticosteroids in rheumatoid arthritis

Abstract

A recent paper from Denmark1 reports that radiologically visible calcification of tibial arteries in the ankle-joint region was three times as frequent in a group of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had received corticosteroids for more than six months as in a control group of patients. The author claims that this increased incidence was due to the corticosteroids.

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