A comparison of patients with seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Edelman1983ACO,
  title={A comparison of patients with seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={J B Edelman and A. S. Russell},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={1983},
  volume={3},
  pages={47-48}
}
It has recently been suggested that a subpopulation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosed on clinical, radiologic and pragmatic grounds, but with negative rheumatoid factor tests, represents a clinical entity quite distinct from that of seropositve rheumatoid arthritis. We have studied 60 sequentially presenting patients, 30 of whom were selected because they were seronegative, and 30 selected because they were seropositive in regard to IGM rheumatoid factor. The only major… CONTINUE READING