Table 2

Global and peripheral assessments before and at days 3, 7, and 14 after treatment

  • Values are given as median (range).

  • 2-150 p⩽0.01;

  • 2-160 p⩽0.001 (determined by Wilcoxon signed ranks test compared with baseline).

  • 2-151 ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP = C reactive protein.