Reported from the USA: Sinusitis Linked to Increased Risk for Subsequent Rheumatic Disease

A history of sinusitis is associated with an increased incidence of rheumatic disease, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in RMD Open.

Vanessa L. Kronzer, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a population-based case-control study involving individuals meeting classification criteria for rheumatic diseases between 1995 and 2014. Data were analyzed for 1,729 incident rheumatic disease cases and 5,187 controls matched for age, sex, and length of prior electronic health record history. The primary exposure was presence of sinusitis.

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