The study aimed to determine the prevalence of rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated peptides (ACPA), to estimate the association with hepatitis B (HBV) or C (HCV) virus infections and the 15-year risk of developing RA in a large cohort from a Northern Italian region.

Rheumatoid factor and anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies in the general population: hepatitis B and C virus association and 15-year-risk of rheumatoid arthritis

De Santis, Maria;Ceribelli, Angela;Selmi, Carlo
2021

Abstract

The study aimed to determine the prevalence of rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated peptides (ACPA), to estimate the association with hepatitis B (HBV) or C (HCV) virus infections and the 15-year risk of developing RA in a large cohort from a Northern Italian region.
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibodies
Autoantibodies
Cohort Studies
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Peptides, Cyclic
Rheumatoid Factor
Young Adult
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Hepatitis B
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