Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) are a serological marker of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and also have a prognostic value for more aggressive disease. Whether anti-CCP levels may change during treatment according to clinical response is matter of debate. Likewise, it is unknown whether different biological drugs have peculiar effects on anti-CCP levels. This study aimed to investigate changes in anti-CCP serum levels in RA patients on biological drugs with different mechanism of action.

Changes in anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and rheumatoid factor isotypes serum levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis following treatment with different biological drugs

IANNONE, Florenzo;GIANNINI, MARGHERITA;LOPALCO, GIUSEPPE;LAPADULA, Giovanni
2016-01-01

Abstract

Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) are a serological marker of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and also have a prognostic value for more aggressive disease. Whether anti-CCP levels may change during treatment according to clinical response is matter of debate. Likewise, it is unknown whether different biological drugs have peculiar effects on anti-CCP levels. This study aimed to investigate changes in anti-CCP serum levels in RA patients on biological drugs with different mechanism of action.
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