Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Feb 3. Epub 2021 Feb 3.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 6, W. Sec., Jiapu Rd., Puzih, Chiayi County, 613, Taiwan.
Purpose: The peritonsillar abscess (PTA)-rheumatoid arthritis (RA) association remains unclear. Here, the effects of RA on PTA incidence and prognosis are elucidated.
Methods: We compared PTA incidence and prognosis of 30,706 RFCIP-registered patients with RA (RA cohort) with matched individuals without RA from another database of 1 million randomly selected people representing Taiwan's population (non-RA cohort). Read More