Papers And Originals

Pernicious Anaemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5793.144 (Published 15 January 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:144
  1. H. A. Ghazi

    Abstract

    In a study of 99 patients with pernicious anaemia the incidence of clinical rheumatoid arthritis was normal but rheumatoid factor was present significantly more often than in controls. This was not related to the presence of circulating antibody to intrinsic factor.

    Intrinsic factor antibody was not detected in any of 151 latex-fixation-positive rheumatoid sera.