Table 1

Clinical and laboratory features in 120 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Characteristics

Values


Age, yrs

58.95 ± 1.12

Men/women

33/87

Disease duration, yrs

18.02 ± 8.98

DAS28

4.89 ± 0.09

ESR, mm/h

60.86 ± 2.60

CRP, mg/l

38.71 ± 4.03

RF-IgM-positive

89 (74.17)

RF-IgG-positive

66 (55.00)

RF-IgA-positive

72 (60.00)

Anti-CCP-positive

65 (54.17)

Treatment

DMARDs

9 (7.50)

CS

22 (18.33)

CS+DMARDs

41 (34.17)

Others

48 (40.00)


Clinical characteristics are presented as mean ± SEM or number (%). DAS28, 28-joint count disease activity score; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; RF, rheumatoid factor; Anti-CCP, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody; CS, corticosteroid; DMARDs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; Others, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, traditional Chinese medicine or never taking any medication.

Liu et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R255   doi:10.1186/ar4100

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