Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC

All articles by Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Compared with the general population, patients with rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk for gastrointestinal perforation (GIP). Previously, it was established that such patients were most commonly affected by perforations of the upper GI tract, which have been linked with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, there have been a number of lower GIPs also reported in recent years.