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Agustin Escalante, M.D.


Agustin Escalante, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine - Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Phone: 210-567-4658


Epidemiology of rheumatic diseases and utilization of health services for arthritis in the U.S. Hispanic population. Genetic and environmental determinants of the RA phenotype, including joint inflammation and damage, extra-articular features, disease outcome and comorbidity.

Selected Publications

Del Rincn I, Haas R, Battafarano D, Restrepo J, Erikson J, Escalante A. Daily and Cumulative Threshold Glucocorticoid Dose Associated with Cardiovascular and All-cause Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis. In press Arthritis and Rheumatology

2014 Feb;66(2):264-272. Molina E, Haas RW, Del Rincn I, Battafarano DF, Restrepo JF, Escalante A. Does the "Hispanic Paradox" apply to rheumatoid arthritis? Survival data from a multi-ethnic cohort Arthritis Care and Research 2013 Dec;.

Evans M, Battafarano DF, Escalante A, Arroyo RA, OLeary DH, del Rincn I. Carotid Atherosclerosis Predicts Acute Coronary Syndromes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Arthritis Rheum 2011 May;65(3):1211-1220.

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