Findings from a time-dependent analysis of comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy controls suggest that inflammatory bowel disease and type I diabetes may predispose individuals to RA, according to recent data presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.
Vanessa Kronzer, MD, of the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues investigated 821 patients with RA who were matched with three controls each.
The researchers compared the prevalence of 77 comorbidities in the RA and non-RA populations. They also looked at time associations

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