JAMES F. RINEHART, M.D.
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A border-land between rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis has long been recognized. Particularly in young adults clinical distinction may prove difficult or one may find an apparently typical rheumatic fever with carditis progress into a characteristic rheumatoid arthritis. Klinge and Grzimek1 find that although acute and subacute rheumatic fever and chronic polyarthritis are usually easily differentiated, both disease pictures are so closely bound together in the arthritic and general pathology that a "rheumatic" basis may be assigned to both. Dawson2 has lent further support to the concept of a relationship of the two diseases in showing that the early pathological
RINEHART JF. STUDIES RELATING VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY TO RHEUMATIC FEVER AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; EXPERIMENTAL, CLINICAL AND GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS1: II. RHEUMATOID (ATROPHIC) ARTHRITIS. Ann Intern Med. ;9:671–689. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-671
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):671-689.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
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