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Is my compromised immune system likely to cause me to have more infections with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a dysfunctional immune system, as demonstrated by the joint inflammation and other problems that the inflammation can lead to. It also causes an increased risk of general infections. However, the medications that we use to bring down the over active immune s...
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Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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