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Diagnostic Value and Clinical Significance: RESULTS

We analyzed data from 76 RA patients and 83 controls. The two groups were similar with respect to percentages of female gender (88% and 90% for patient and control groups, respectively) and mean ages (53.0 ± 10.8 and 54.1 ± 11.3 years, respectively). The most common treatments received by RA patients were chloroquine, methotrexate 2,5 […]

Diagnostic Value and Clinical Significance: MATERIAL AND METHODS

Patients In this cross-sectional study, two groups were compared: 76 RA patients, according to the RA criteria revised by the ACR in 1987, with disease duration of more than two years, admitted to our outpatient rheumatology clinics consequently were included in the patient group. All patients underwent complete clinical evaluation by the same physician (NS) […]

Diagnostic Value and Clinical Significance

INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease of unknown etiology, characterized by chronic polyarthritis. RA is diagnosed primarily according to clinical manifestations, and serologic support is restricted to the determination of rheumatoid factor (RF). However, its diagnostic specificity for RA is poor since RF is also found in many other rheumatic and […]