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Heredofamilial deficiency of monocyte esterase in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  1. A L Bell,
  2. G M Markey,
  3. M D McCaigue,
  4. D Middleton,
  5. J A McCormick,
  6. A G Wilson,
  7. T C Morris
  1. Department of Medicine (Rheumatology), School of Clinical Medicine, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom.


    Deficiency of the monocyte ectoenzyme non-specific esterase is described in a heredofamilial pattern in four patients with rheumatoid arthritis. No association with HLA status or rheumatoid factor seropositivity was found.

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