A longitudinal study of calprotectin as an inflammatory marker in patients with reactive arthritis.

@article{Hammer1995ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of calprotectin as an inflammatory marker in patients with reactive arthritis.},
  author={Hilde Berner Hammer and Tore Kristian Kvien and Anne Glenn{\aa}s and Kjetil Klaveness Melby},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the value of calprotectin, a major granulocyte protein with bactericide properties, as an inflammatory marker in patients with reactive arthritis. METHODS Twenty-five patients with Chlamydia-induced and 27 patients with enterobacteria-induced reactive arthritis were analysed. At the first visit and after 3, 12, 24, 52 and 104 weeks, calprotectin concentrations were measured in plasma and when possible, in synovial fluid. C-reactive protein (CRP) and the erythrocyte… CONTINUE READING