Rheumatoid arthritis and Pneumonia - from FDA reports


Pneumonia is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Methotrexate and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Pneumonia with Rheumatoid arthritis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,059 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 23, 2017

16,059 people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pneumonia are studied.

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Gender of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience Pneumonia *:

  • female: 74.41 %
  • male: 25.59 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience Pneumonia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.06 %
  • 10-19: 0.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 3.23 %
  • 40-49: 8.82 %
  • 50-59: 23.5 %
  • 60+: 63.37 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (1,039 people, 6.47%)
  • Pain (652 people, 4.06%)
  • Osteoporosis (496 people, 3.09%)
  • Preventive Health Care (449 people, 2.80%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (329 people, 2.05%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (4,757 people, 29.62%)
  • Enbrel (4,465 people, 27.80%)
  • Humira (4,018 people, 25.02%)
  • Folic Acid (1,795 people, 11.18%)
  • Remicade (1,740 people, 10.84%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (1,122 people, 6.99%)
  • Joint Pain (1,040 people, 6.48%)
  • Fever (1,024 people, 6.38%)
  • Bronchitis (975 people, 6.07%)
  • Cough (876 people, 5.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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