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Possible immunological correlates between ocular and systemic rheumatoid arthritis

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Severe ocular surface disease like scleritis and more common problems such as dry eye are associated with raised MMPs and inflammatory cytokines such as TNFa. What molecular factors can induce one kind of inflammation vs another?


Its fascinating, why a particular patient with rheumatoid arthritis has dry eye, devastating scleritis, or no inflammation at all.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: The eye: a window of opportunity in rheumatoid arthritis?, Nature Reviews Rheumatology, June 2014, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1038/nrrheum.2014.85.
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