Antibodies to Mutated Citrullinated Vimentin in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnostic Value, Association with Radiological Damage and Axial Skeleton Affection

@inproceedings{Mansour2010AntibodiesTM,
  title={Antibodies to Mutated Citrullinated Vimentin in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnostic Value, Association with Radiological Damage and Axial Skeleton Affection},
  author={Howaida E. Mansour and Khaled M. Metwaly and Iman A. Hassan and Hebat-Allah A. Elshamy and Moataz M.S. Elbeblawy},
  booktitle={Clinical medicine insights. Arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Early definitive diagnosis and effective treatment are mandatory in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as it can halt the disease progression and subsequent joints destruction. OBJECTIVE To investigate the diagnostic and prognostic value of anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin (anti-MCV) and its correlation with disease activity, peripheral and axial skeleton affection in RA patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 123 patients with different rheumatic diseases were enrolled in a… CONTINUE READING