Differentiation of Rheumatoid Arthritis From HCV Infection: Rheumatoid Factor, Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide or Anti-Mutated Citrullinated Vimentin?


KAPTANOĞLU E. , Nadir I., Bakici Z., Hayta E. , TÜRKMEN M., SEZER H. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI, cilt.25, ss.19-23, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY-TURK ROMATOLOJI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-23

Özet

Objective: Differentiation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from other diseases with joint involvement such as hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection represents a diagnostic problem. In addition to the rheumatoid factor (RF), more specific and sensitive auto-antibodies are under evaluation in recent years with conflicting results. In this study, we tested the diagnostic value of rheumatoid factor, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) and anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin (anti-MCV) in distinguishing RA from hepatitis C patients.