Table 1

Patients’ characteristics

Patient Age (y) Sex Disease duration (y) RF Stage Class HLA DRB1 HLA DQB1 Treatment
149F422NDNDPSL, NSAIDs, Buc
274M522NDNDPSL, NSAIDs, Buc
345F6+22NDNDSASP, Buc, PSL
458F4+12NDNDPSL, NSAIDs, MTX
548F11+42NDNDPSL, NSAIDs
652F20+3201/16020501/0502PSL, NSAIDs
726F3+12NDNDPSL, NSAIDs, Buc
865F7+420405/090103032/0401Buc, MTX, NSAIDs
959F0.75121501/08020601/0602Buc, PSL, NSAIDs
  • RF = rheumatoid factor; PSL = prednisolone; NSAIDs = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Buc = bucillamine, SASP = salazosulphapyridine, MTX = methotrexate, ND = not determined.