Table 2

Disease characteristics of 50 patients with RA

Characteristics
Rheumatoid factor positive (%)79
Rheumatoid factor IgM (IU/ml, median)49
Erosive disease (%)96
Nodular disease (%)24
ESR2-150 (mm/1st h, median)32
Tender joint score (median)5.0
Swollen joint score (median)8.0
Patient's assessment score (VAS2-150, median)4.5
Doctor's assessment score (VAS, median)4.0
Modified disease activity score (DAS)3.12
  • 2-150 ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; VAS = visual analogue scale.