The relationship of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies and rheumatoid factor with disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Abstract Introduction: Autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are useful both for diagnosis and prognosis. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies have recently been shown to predict development of RA as well as poor outcome in early arthritis. Data on their role in established RA is limited. Aim of the work: To determine the frequency of anti-CCP and rheumatoid factor positivities and ... إقراء المزيد