Table 1

 Demographic and disease characteristics of patients

Characteristicsn = 37
RA, rheumatoid arthritis.
Female (%)30 (81)
Mean (SD) age (years)49 (12)
Mean (SD) duration of RA (years)8.3 (6)
Rheumatoid factor positive (%)28 (75)
Prednisone dosage (mg/day)5–12.5
Methotrexate dosage (mg/week)10–15
Causes of infliximab discontinuation
    Infusion reactions35
    Poor compliance2