Association of atherosclerosis with presence and progression of osteoarthritis: the Rotterdam Study

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 05/21/2012

This study showed independent associations of atherosclerosis with osteoarthritis of the knee and hand joints in women. The evidence was most solid for a relation with distal interphalangeal (DIP) osteoarthritis. More research is needed to confirm the associations and examine the differential association with various joints.

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