volume 7, issue 04, P495-498 2018
DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2018/110
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Abstract: ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder with a 0.5% -2% prevalence in the general population. 50% of patients with chronic RA exhibit pulmonary involvement. Patients with RA should be screened for lung involvement through the use of chest x-ray and spirometry. MATERIALS AND METHODSThe present study comprised of patients with RA who attended Rheumatology clinic in the