Circulating and intra-articular immune complexes in rheumatoid arthritis: their relationship with disease activity

  • D. R. Blake
  • I. Griffiths
Part of the Inflammation: Mechanisms and Treatment book series (FTIN, volume 4)


Whereas immunopathologists are agreed that the maintenance of chronic inflammation in the rheumatoid joint is at least partly the result of persistent local formation of immune complexes, there is little agreement on how closely either serum or synovial fluid immune complex levels correlate with either the severity, the activity, the occurrence of systemic features of the disease, or the duration of the disease.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Synovial Fluid Immune Complex White Cell Count Synovial Fluid Sample 
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  • D. R. Blake
    • 1
  • I. Griffiths
    • 1
  1. 1.UK

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