Table 4

Extra-articular features at entry or during the follow up of the 24 patients who died and the 125 patients still alive

Extra-articular symptomPatients alive No (%)Dead No (%)p Value
Sicca syndrome27 (21.6)10 (41.7) 0.068
Rheumatoid nodules14 (11.2) 8 (33.3) 0.01
Neuropathy 2 (1.6) 5 (20.8) 0.001
Vasculitis 4 (3.2) 2 (8.3) 0.25
Episcleritis 2 (1.6) 0 (0) 0.99
Pleuritis 3 (2.4) 1 (4.2) 0.61
Lung fibrosis 2 (1.6) 1 (4.2) 0.41
Amyloidosis 0 (0) 1 (4.2) 0.16
Pericarditis 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 0.99
Venous ulcer 1 (0.8) 0 (0) 0.99
Total45 (36.0)18 (75.0)<0.001