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Table 2 Immunopathologic features of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had come out of remission at 12 months

From: Immunopathologic characterization of ultrasound-defined synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis patients in clinical remission

  Remission (n = 12) Out of remission (n = 8) P value
CD3/mm2 215.3 (258.1) 622.6 (1038.9) 0.232
CD20/mm2 25.7 (17.2) 276.3 (506.0) 0.009
CD31/mm2 53.8 (28.4) 54.6 (27.7) 0.953
CD68 total/mm2 1793.2 (2049.2) 4833.5 (4149.5) 0.329
CD68 lining/mm2 166.7 (254.7) 905.4 (877.4) 0.079
CD68 sub-lining/mm2 1500.8 (2036.2) 3927.9 (3343.9) 0.205
CD117/mm2 10.1 (8.9) 43.1 (27.6) 0.010
bFGF, % 4.5 (3.6) 7.2 (5.2) 0.217
Hsp47, % 91.1 (285.9) 134.4 (349.3) 0.247
  1. Data are expressed as mean (SD). bFGF basic fibroblast growth factor, Hsp47 heat shock protein 47