HLA markers and progression in psoriatic arthritis.

  title={HLA markers and progression in psoriatic arthritis.},
  author={Dafna D Gladman and Vern T. Farewell and Karen A. Kopciuk and Richard J. Cook},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={25 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the addition of all serologically defined HLA antigens to a baseline model further influences the predisposition to disease progression in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS Patients with PsA followed prospectively over 19 years were studied. Clinical and laboratory assessments of both active inflammation and clinical damage were performed at 6 month intervals according to a standard protocol. Progression of damage was defined as transition to higher damage… CONTINUE READING

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