Table 1

Common risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Atherosclerosis

Smoking

Diabetes mellitus

Lipokine levels

Rheumatoid factor

Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies

Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides

Anti-RA33

Anti-collagen II

Anti-heat shock protein 65

Anti-oxidized low-density lipoprotein

Anti-β2-glycoprotein I

C-reactive protein

TNFα

IL-1, IL-6

IFNγ

Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1


Hassan et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:206   doi:10.1186/ar4153