Table 1

 Demographic and clinical data of the RA patients

RA patients (n = 10)
Data are presented as mean (SD), except where indicated otherwise.
DMARDs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
*Erosive disease was established using x ray.
Age (years)57.7 (10.3)
Sex4 males; 6 females
Disease duration (months)145 (160)
Rheumatoid factor9 positive; 1 negative
Tender joint count9.5 (3.3)
Swollen joint count11.9 (4.3)
ESR (mm in 1st hour)55.3 (25.6)
Erosive disease*8 positive; 2 negative
No of DMARDs4.0 (1.9)