Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (ACCP) antibody versus rheumatoid factor (RF) for diagnosis of rheumatoid artheritis
ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by chronic joint inflammation and extra-articular manifestations culminating in permanent disability without early therapeutic interventions. Early accurate diagnosis and therefore treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has become increasingly important. AIM OF THE WORK: To compare the diagnostic power of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (ACCP) antibody to rheumatoid factor (RF) in ... إقراء المزيد