Radiological outcome in rheumatoid arthritis is predicted by presence of antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide before and at disease onset, and by IgA-RF at disease onset

  • Berglin E
  • Johansson T
  • Sundin U
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the significance of antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) and rheumatoid factors (RFs), before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis and when presenting as early disease (baseline), for disease activity and progression. METHODS: 93 of a cohort of 138 patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (

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Authors

  • E. Berglin

  • T. Johansson

  • U. Sundin

  • E. Jidell

  • G. Wadell

  • G. Hallmans

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