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The article presents the materials of kidney damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The most common cause of kidney damage among inflammatory joint diseases is rheumatoid arthritis, which increases the rate of occurrence of the kidney pathological process with an increase in the duration of the disease. Risk factors for kidney damage in rheumatoid arthritis are older patients with high activity, a disease duration of more than 5 years, a late clinical stage, and the seropositive nature of RA. The basis of the work was the results of a comprehensive clinical, instrumental and laboratory examination of 60 patients with RA.