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Recently developed with RA, on humira for Chron's disease. Are the autoimmune diseases related?

Hi I have crohnns disease one year and taking humira weekly with some benifit. Recently I have developed severe rheumatoid arthritis and started on steroids and methotrexate 15mg weekly. Next week I begin intravenous infusion of infliximab . Is there a link with these auto immune diseases. I am a 42 year old female and I am frustrated with my health. Thank You. JEN
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Hi, yes there is a association between the two diseases,since both of them are autoimmune diseases. Possible association between Crohn's and RA have been reported.
Answered: Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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