Key clinical point: Blood transfusion is unlikely to be a RA transmission route.
Major finding: Recipients had similar risk of RA whether or not the donor later developed RA.
Data source: Retrospective analysis of 938,942 blood donors and 152,839 recipients.
Disclosures: The study was funded by the Danish Rheumatism Association, the Odense University Hospital PhD Fund and Fund for clinical research, the Nordic Cancer Union, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Swedish Research Council, and ALF funds. One author reported receiving grants from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Samsung, and UCB.
Source: Just SA et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212844.
Just SA et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212844.
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