Rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism: A nationwide cohort study

Wei Sheng Chung, Chiao Ling Peng, Cheng Li Lin, Yen Jung Chang, Yung Fu Chen, John Y. Chiang, Fung Chang Sung, Chia Hung Kao

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Objective: Studies on the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) are scarce. This study identifies the effects of RA on the risks of developing DVT and PE in a nationwide prospective cohort study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1774-1780
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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