Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide in Japanese psoriatic arthritis patients.

@article{Maejima2010AntibodiesAC,
  title={Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide in Japanese psoriatic arthritis patients.},
  author={Hideki Maejima and Ryouichi Aki and Akira Watarai and Kyoumi Shirai and Yuko Hamada and Kensei Katsuoka},
  journal={The Journal of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={339-45}
}
Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) are highly considered to indicate disease severity and be predictive markers in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA patients who are positive for anti-CCP tend to progress more frequently to joint deformity and functionally deteriorate more than negative patients. A study concerning the presence of anti-CCP in Japanese patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has been published. Our aim was to clarify that anti-CCP could be a potentially useful… CONTINUE READING

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