Keywords: Antibodies, cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP peptide), Diagnostic test, Enzyme assay, ELISA, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatoid
Humira (adalimumab) is approved for use in a range of chronic inflammatory conditions such as plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
As there are still many aspects of arthritis, rheumatoid
in particular, which are still not completely understood, research and new treatments are constantly being developed.
(16) Both major forms of arthritis, rheumatoid
and osteoarthritis, involve excessive inflammatory responses.
In a more recent study, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist therapy improved aortic stiffness among 60 patients with inflammatory arthropathies, including psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (Hypertension 2010;55:333-8).
(3) Often called "the imitator," gout may masquerade as septic arthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis or neoplasm, and the diagnosis is often delayed by weeks or months.