PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How is rheumatoid arthritis related to pleuritis?

ANSWER

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation in your lungs, which can lead to pleuritis (pleurisy), a condition that makes breathing painful.

SOURCES:

Anderson R. , ed. 12, 2001. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Dickens C. May-June 2003. Psychosomatics,

Maradit-Kremers, H. , February 2005. Arthritis & Rheumatism

American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008.

Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: "Rheumatoid Vasculitis Information."

University of California, San Francisco: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung."

Arthritis Foundation: "Infection Risk with Anti-TNF Therapy," "Depression in People with RA," "Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Effects?"

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

Anderson R. , ed. 12, 2001. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Dickens C. May-June 2003. Psychosomatics,

Maradit-Kremers, H. , February 2005. Arthritis & Rheumatism

American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008.

Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: "Rheumatoid Vasculitis Information."

University of California, San Francisco: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung."

Arthritis Foundation: "Infection Risk with Anti-TNF Therapy," "Depression in People with RA," "Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Effects?"

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 04, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the possible effects of rheumatoid nodules on the lungs?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: