Autoimmune Arthritis Patients At Higher Risk For Blood Clots In Lung

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“People with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, who are hospitalized, may have an increased risk of developing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung). A report, published online November 26, 2011 in The Lancet, outlines the seriousness of the matter and the need for preventive treatment among hospitalized autoimmune patients. A pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening.”

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  1. Marcia

    This is something I worry about as I have asthma and have been hospitalized with pneumonia several times.

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