Ermelinda Rizzi

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OBJECTIVE In a previous study we demonstrated that the prevalence of trauma preceding arthritis was higher in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) than in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or ankylosing spondylitis (AS); of 300 consecutive patients with PsA, 25 (8%) had a history of trauma before (< 3 months) the onset of the disease. The present(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of synovial fluid analysis in predicting the outcome of psoriatic monoarthritis. METHODS In synovial fluid from knee joints of 18 patients with psoriatic monoarthritis lasting less than six months, white blood cell count, acid phosphatase, lysozyme, and interleukin (IL)-1 beta were determined. ESR and serum C reactive(More)
Elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA) is thought to be different from younger-onset disease (YORA) for many reasons, including a more elevated acute phase response and a more abrupt onset; both events are mainly regulated by pro-inflammatory interleukins (ILs), in particular, IL-1, IL-6 and IL-8. To compare the synovial fluid (SF) levels of these ILs,(More)
Objective-To investigate the value of synovial fluid analysis in predicting the outcome ofpsoriatic monoarthritis. Methods-In synovial fluid from knee joints of 18 patients with psoriatic monoarthritis lasting less than six months, white blood cell count, acid phosphatase, lysozyme, and interleukin (IL)-1l were determined. ESR and serum C reactive protein(More)
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