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September 27, 1965

Newly Identified Cluster of Diseases: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Peptic Ulcer, and Tuberculosis

Author Affiliations

From the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

JAMA. 1965;193(13):1077-1079. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090130005001

In a study of 244 employed men, it has been found that rheumatoid arthritis is significantly associated with tuberculosis and peptic ulcer. These diseases are negatively associated with the coronary hypertension-obesity cluster.