Serum boron concentration in rheumatoid arthritis : correlation with disease activity , functional class , and rheumatoid factor

@inproceedings{AlRawi2012SerumBC,
  title={Serum boron concentration in rheumatoid arthritis : correlation with disease activity , functional class , and rheumatoid factor},
  author={Ziad S. Al-Rawi and Faiq I Gorial and Wejdi A. Al-Shammary and Fadhil Muhsin and Ahmed Samir Al-Naaimi and Sa’ad Kareem},
  year={2012}
}
Objectives: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common chronic inflammatory arthropathy of unknown etiology. Trace elements have a great role in a number of biological processes. The aim of this study was to assess the serum element boron in a sample of Iraqi patients with RA and to evaluate its relationship if present with disease activity, functional class of the disease, and rheumatoid factor (RF). Methods: A cross sectional study enrolled 107 RA patients and 214 controls matched in age and sex… CONTINUE READING
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