[The value of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in evaluating disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis].


OBJECTIVE To determine whether erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or C-reactive protein (CRP) is more appropriate in measuring the disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS We studied 126 consecutive patients with AS. The external criteria for disease activity were Cowling clinical assessment of disease activity and the Bath AS disease… (More)


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