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Year In Review RA

Risk of Lower Gastrointestinal Perforation More than Double With Certain Biologics

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.

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