Relationships between platelets and inflammatory markers in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Relationships between platelets and inflammatory markers in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Micha Milovanovic and Erik Nilsson and Petter J{\"a}remo},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  volume={343 1-2},
AIM OF THE STUDY To investigate platelets and different inflammatory markers in conjunction with a substantial inflammatory reaction. We used individuals with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as an experimental cohort. METHODS We selected 16 patients with active RA having at least one affected joint. On day 1, platelet and neutrophil counts together with C-reactive protein (CRP) were determined. We further analysed platelet volume (MPV) and plasma levels of thrombopoietin (TPO), P-selectin… CONTINUE READING


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