High C-reactive protein response in lupus polyarthritis (Journal article)

Moutsopoulos, H. M./ Mavridis, A. K./ Acritidis, N. C./ Avgerinos, P. C.


Five out of 6 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and chronic polyarthritis were found to have significantly raised (greater than 20 mg/l.) C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. In contrast, slight elevations in CRP levels were present in only 5 of 16 SLE patients without chronic polyarthritis. Thus, an elevated CRP level might be a distinctive feature of SLE patients with chronic polyarthritis.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Adolescent,Adult,Aged,Arthritis/*blood,Blood Sedimentation,C-Reactive Protein/*analysis,Chronic Disease,Female,Humans,Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic/*blood,Male,Middle Aged,Rheumatoid Factor/analysis,Synovitis/blood
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/21234
ISSN: 0392-856X
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6681126
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