Comparative study of the synovial histology in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, and osteoarthritis: influence of disease duration and activity.

@article{Baeten2000ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of the synovial histology in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, and osteoarthritis: influence of disease duration and activity.},
  author={D. Baeten and Pieter Demetter and Claude A. Cuvelier and Filip van den Bosch and Elli Kruithof and Nancy Van Damme and Gust Verbruggen and Herman Mielants and Eric M. Veys and Filip de Keyser},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={59 12},
  pages={945-53}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of synovial tissue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and osteoarthritis (OA) after exclusion of possible biases induced by disease duration or activity, or both. METHODS Synovial biopsy specimens were obtained by needle arthroscopy in patients with early RA (n=16), late RA (n=14), early SpA (n=23), and OA (n=12). Macroscopic and microscopic features were scored on a four point scale and analysed as a… CONTINUE READING

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