Comparison of the second and third generation anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody assays in the diagnosis of Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Abstract

The anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibody has become increasingly important in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially for early diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic usefulness of the second and third generation anti-CCP antibody kits among Japanese patients with RA. Anti-CCP antibody titers were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1336-2

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