TITLE

A combined diagnostic approach to Rheumatoid arthritis using anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and rheumatoid factor

AUTHOR(S)
Oommen, S.; Appalaraju, B.; Sivadarshini, S.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study exploring the alternative and additional diagnostic value of anti-cyclic citrulline protein (CCP) antibodies compared with serum Rheumatoid Factor (RF) in the diagnosis of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It notes that the anti-CCP antibody was found in a meta-analysis to display sensitivities comparable to that of RF but with superior specificity. A brief overview of RA, which is a chronic inflammatory disease, is given.
ACCESSION #
61346964

 

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