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Asthma and Rheumatoid Arthritis

12/02/2009

Question:

Is there a link between RA and asthma. Can RA cause asthma?

Answer:

There is no direct link between rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Furthermore rheumatoid arthritis does not cause asthma. In fact we tend to see fewer RA patients with asthma.

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Response by:

Jonathan   Bernstein, MD Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati