Respiratory Viral Infections and the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Young Bin Joo; Youn-Hee Lim; Ki-Jo Kim; Kyung-Su Park; Yune-Jung Park


Arthritis Res Ther. 2019;21(199) 

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In the present study, RA development exhibited a seasonal tendency, and ambient parainfluenza, coronavirus, and metapneumovirus infections were associated with an increased number of incident RA. These results support the etiological hypothesis that respiratory viral infections in the population may have the capacity to trigger RA.