Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients with X-ray and/or serology versus others

Patients

Average age (years)

Disease duration

DAS-28 >5.1

Clinical presentation*

Frequency of deformities


Without X-ray

53.3 ± 16.0

4.5 ± 2.4

100%

100%

21.6%

With X-ray

49.9 ± 14.0

3.5 ± 2.6

100%

100%

22.0%

Without serology

50.9 ± 15.3

4.1 ± 2.8

100%

100%

21.4%

With serology

51.6 ± 14.9

3.9 ± 2.9

100%

100%

22.2%


(*): symmetric arthritis, hand joints involvement and involvement ≥3 joint areas. DAS-28, Disease Activity Score 28

Malemba et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R89   doi:10.1186/ar4269

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