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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis patients

From: Intra-articular CD1c-expressing myeloid dendritic cells from rheumatoid arthritis patients express a unique set of T cell-attracting chemokines and spontaneously induce Th1, Th17 and Th2 cell activity

  PB SF Paired PB + SF
Age (years) 51 ± 11 44 ± 6 48 ± 19
Gender (male/female) 4/7 0/5 8/10
Disease duration (years) 15 ± 10 16 ± 2 13 ± 8
Rheumatoid factor (positive/negative) 6/5 2/3 6/9a
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/hour) 16 ± 19 26 ± 22 34 ± 22
C-reactive protein (mg/l) 3 ± 2b 14 ± 7 39 ± 61b
Treatment (NSAID/corticosteroids/DMARD/biological) 0/0/9/2 0/0/2/3 1/4/5/5a
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation or number. DMARD, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs; NSAID, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; PB, peripheral blood; SF, synovial fluid. aThree and beight missing values, respectively.