par Brauman, Henri ;Manicourt, Daniel ;Orloff, Serge
Référence Pathologie et biologie, 26, 6, page (373-375)
Publication Publié, 1978
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In a series of patients with rheumatoid arthritis we found higher levels of synovial β2-microglobulin (5.2 ± 3 mg/l) than in gouty arthritis (2.4 ± 0.6) or osteoarthritis (1.2 ± 0.3) mg/l). The ratio of synovial/plasma β2-microglobulin was always superior to unity (2.3 ± 0.7) in the R.A. patients whereas it is always inferior to unity in the other groups. The correlation between plasma or synovial β2-microglobulin and synovial lymphocyte count was highly significant in all cases. In RA patients plasma and synovial β2-microglobulin are significantly related to the degree of joint involvement as expressed by the joint count.