Serum S100A8/A9, but not follistatin-like protein 1 and interleukin 18, may be a useful biomarker of disease activity in adult-onset Still's disease.

@article{Kim2012SerumSB,
  title={Serum S100A8/A9, but not follistatin-like protein 1 and interleukin 18, may be a useful biomarker of disease activity in adult-onset Still's disease.},
  author={Hyoun Ah Kim and Jeong-Mi An and Jin-Young Nam and J Y Jeon and Chang Hee Suh},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={1399-406}
}
OBJECTIVE S100A8/A9, follistatin-like protein 1, and interleukin 18 (IL-18) have been suggested as biomarkers of disease activity in patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis or adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD). We investigated the clinical significance of these factors in AOSD. METHODS Blood samples were collected from 36 patients with AOSD, 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and 33 healthy controls. Of the patients with AOSD, followup samples were collected from 16… CONTINUE READING
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