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Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura ( lining around the lungs).
It it occurs, the result is rheumatoid pleurisy.

In brief: Yes
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura ( lining around the lungs).
It it occurs, the result is rheumatoid pleurisy.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Rheumatoid arthritis can be associated with a variety of pulmonary/respiratory conditions; recurrent pleurisy can occur with rheumatoid arthritis.
It also can cause fluid build up around the lungs (pleural effusion) and scarring of the lungs (interstitial lung disease).

In brief: Yes
Rheumatoid arthritis can be associated with a variety of pulmonary/respiratory conditions; recurrent pleurisy can occur with rheumatoid arthritis.
It also can cause fluid build up around the lungs (pleural effusion) and scarring of the lungs (interstitial lung disease).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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