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Anti-CCP antibodies are better than rheumatoid factor for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7606.1245-b (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1245

Serum concentrations of antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) seem to be just as sensitive and more specific than rheumatoid factor for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and predicting its progression.

A systematic review and meta-analysis included 37 studies …

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