Plasma monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 is a marker for joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Ellingsen2001PlasmaMC,
  title={Plasma monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 is a marker for joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Torkell Ellingsen and A. Buus and Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={41-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) level in plasma is described as a marker for joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS MCP-1 in plasma and synovial fluid (SF) was quantified by ELISA in 36 RA patients with synovitis of the knee at Day 1 and 30. Disease activity was assessed by the swollen joint count, Ritchie Articular Index (RAI), global assessment, pain on visual analog scale, Health Assessment Questionnaire, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C… CONTINUE READING

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