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When you have rheumatoid arthiritis is it possible to get a pain in the chest?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several reasons!: Rheumatoid arthritis frequently causes pericardial effusions, though much more common to be asymptomatic, pain can occur. Arthritis can also occur in the sternoclavicular joints. Posterior chest wall pain is very uncommon.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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