Autoimmunity, Clonal Hematopoiesis, and Myeloid Neoplasms

Delamo I. Bekele, Mrinal M. Patnaik

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Clonal hematopoiesis has been linked with the development of hematologic malignancy and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; however, the association with autoimmune diseases remains to be defined. The link between autoimmune diseases and myeloid neoplasms (MNs) is complex, often multifactorial, and seems bidirectional. The limited data suggest an increased risk of MNs in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Paraneoplastic manifestations of MN include arthritis, vasculitis, and connective tissue disease. Treatment options for autoimmune disease such as cyclophosphamide and azathioprine have been associated with MNs, whereas the data for methotrexate and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors are equivocal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-444
Number of pages16
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • Autoimmune disease
  • Clonal hematopoiesis
  • DMARDs
  • Myeloid neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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