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Arthritis
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 741071, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/741071
Research Article

Rheumatoid Factor and Its Interference with Cytokine Measurements: Problems and Solutions

1The Parker Institute, Frederiksberg Hospital, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
2Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
3Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark

Received 4 November 2010; Revised 1 April 2011; Accepted 27 April 2011

Academic Editor: Shigeru Kotake

Copyright © 2011 Else Marie Bartels et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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