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Table 1 Patient profile with active/inactive rheumatoid arthritis

From: Connective tissue growth factor promotes articular damage by increased osteoclastogenesis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

  Active RA (n = 20) Inactive RA (n = 19) Pvalue
CRP (mg/ml) 3.38 ± 2.83 < 0.3 P < 0.01
ESR (mm/h) 69.9 ± 29.7 19.5 ± 13.2 P < 0.05
WBC (cells/ml3) 8235 ± 3200 5470 ± 552 P < 0.05
MMP-3 (ng/ml) 402.0 ± 307.9 103.1 ± 73.3 P < 0.05
Frequency of CTGF elevated sera 35.0% (7/20) 5.3% (1/19) P < 0.05
  1. CTGF = connective tissue growth factor; RA = rheumatoid arthritis; CRP = C reactive protein; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate; WBC = white blood cell; MMP = matrix metalloproteinase.