R. W. PAYNE, M.D.; M. R. SHETLAR, Ph.D.; JANE A. BULLOCK, M.S.; D. R. PATRICK, B.S.; A. A. HELLBAUM, Ph.D., M.D.; W. K. ISHMAEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
An elevated serum polysaccharide-protein ratio (PR) occurs in active rheumatoid arthritis and certain other collagen diseases.1 The present study is concerned with the value of this serum component in assessing the degree of rheumatoid activity.
Patients were studied at the Arthritis Clinic of University Hospitals and at the Arthritis Section of the Bone and Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City. Clinical classification of the rheumatoid state was made according to the criteria of Steinbrocker.2 However, as this classification does not provide a scale for measuring the degree of rheumatoid activity, the patients in this report were further classified as to
PAYNE RW, SHETLAR MR, BULLOCK JA, PATRICK DR, HELLBAUM AA, ISHMAEL WK. THE SERUM POLYSACCHARIDE-PROTEIN RATIO (PR) AS A MEASURE OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ACTIVITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:775–779. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-4-775
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(4):775-779.
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