Arthritis Res Ther 2018 DOI: 10.1186/s13075-018-1548-5 View full text
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Yu-Lan Chen, Jian-Zi Lin, Ying-Qian Mo, Jian-Da Ma, Qian-Hua Li, Xiao-Ying Wang, Ze-Hong Yang, Tao Yan, Dong-Hui Zheng, Lie Dai

Abstract: BackgroundPrevious studies have revealed that hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection may be associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), while there are no further clinical studies regarding the role of HBV infection in RA progression during disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy. Here, we aimed to explore the influence of HBV infection on radiographic and clinical outcomes among patients with RA in a clinical practice setting.MethodsThirty-two consecutive patients with RA (Disease Activity Score 28-jo…

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