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Serum immunoreactive gastrin: specificity for rheumatoid arthritis, bimodality of distribution, and failure of effect of anti-inflammatory drugs.
  1. P J Rooney,
  2. D M Grennan,
  3. R D Sturrock,
  4. P M Brooks,
  5. W C Dick

    Abstract

    A significant rise in immunoreactive gastrin in a proportion of patients with rheumatoid arthritis is confirmed. Such a rise does not seem to occur in other inflammatory or tissue destructive diseases. The patients with raised immunoreactive gastrin appear to form a separate population but the factors determining this separation remain obscure. Anti-inflammatory drugs, at least during short-term administration have no influence on immunoreactive gastrin concentrations.

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