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Quantifying anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide titres: clinical utility and association with tobacco exposure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
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    Association between quantitative anti-CCP levels and HLA-DR4 expression in rheumatoid arthritis
    • Zoltán Szekanecz, Professor of Rheumatology, Medicine and Immunology
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      • Anikó Kapitány, Zoltán Szabó, Lilla Soós, Sándor Sipka, Gabriella Lakos

    Sir, In their study, Lee et al (1) studied possible associations between anti-CCP titers and several markers of disease pathogenesis and activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)including the presence of erosions, CRP, ESR, disease duration and history of smoking. They report a significant association between anti-CCP titers and history of smoking. Authors are right that the vast majority of anti-CCP studies only deal with the p...

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