EDWARD F. ROSENBERG; ARCHIE H. BAGGENSTOSS; PHILIP S. HENCH
ROSENBERG EF, BAGGENSTOSS AH, HENCH PS. THE CAUSE OF DEATH IN THIRTY CASES OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: (Abstract). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:114-118. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-1-114
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(1):114-118.
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We have studied the cause of death in 30 cases of rheumatoid arthritis. This number represents all the cases of this condition in which necropsy has been performed at the Mayo Clinic in the past 25 years.
In each case the arthritis had been progressive and had produced some degree of crippling. The articular changes were easily detected and included spindle shaped swellings of joints, atrophy of muscles, synovial thickening and effusions, and some degree of fibrous ankylosis. In a few early cases roentgenograms were negative, but in most of the cases the roentgenograms showed swellings of soft tissues, osteoporosis,
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