IgM, IgA and IgG rheumatoid factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and normal donors

F. Silvestris, J. S. Goodwin, R. C. Williams

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Abstract

IgM, IgA, and IgG Rheumatoid Factors (RF) were measured by ELISA assay in serum from 26 patients with definite rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 11 normal controls. IgM-RF was assayed by ELISA, radioimmunoassay,and also by the standard latex fixation test in all sera from RA patients. In patients with RA quantitative amounts of IgM, IgA, and IgG-RF as estimated by ELISA were highly correlated. Significant correlations were found between a physician's rating of disease activity and IgG-RF (r=0.44; p<.02) and IgA-RF (r=0.38; p=.06 but not for IgM-RF as measured in any of the three assays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-398
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ELISA
  • Radioimmunoassay
  • Rheumatoid Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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