Factors associated with gastrointestinal perforation in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Arthritis Care & Research , 06/22/2012
Curtis JR et al. – Gastrointestinal (GI) perforation is a rare but serious condition that affects patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), most frequently in the lower GI tract. Clinicians should be aware of risk factors for GI perforation when managing RA patients, including age, history of diverticulitis, and use of glucocorticoids or NSAIDs.