Markers of disease in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Markers of disease in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Frank A. Wollheim},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={12 3},
Substantial progress can be noted in the efforts to demonstrate the usefulness of tissue-related markers of disease in rheumatoid arthritis and other joint diseases. The most informative studies use longitudinal analyses of well-characterized patient groups. Emphasis should be on searching for markers which can be of prognostic significance. New markers need to be assessed in relation to existing ones, such as C-polysaccharide reacting protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which, although… CONTINUE READING