Rheumatoid Arthritis and Infections: Not Only a Coincidence

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease affecting the synovial membrane damaging the cartilage and bone and leading to destructive arthritis, if left untreated [1]. In fact, RA is not a joint confined disease, as extra-articular manifestations and multi-systemic involvement are among the specific features of the disease. Of importance are the cardiovascular and respiratory system RA-associated diseases [2, 3]. Therefore, morbidity, life expectancy, and mortality were demonstrated to be increased in patients with RA in comparison with the general population [4, 5]. Interestingly, infections contribute to a critical portion of the cases [6].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfection and Autoimmunity
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323991308
ISBN (Print)9780323991315
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024


  • ACPA
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Prevotella copri
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


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