The significance of rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus.

UNLABELLED Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) resembles rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in at least two areas: it involves joints (arthritis) and it can lead to rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) positivity, both with a lower prevalence than in RA. OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to quantify the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING