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Mediators of Inflammation
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 183653, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/183653
Clinical Study

Serum Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 in Comparison with Acute Phase Proteins as a Marker of Disease Activity and Radiographic Damage in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X663, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
2Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
3Medical Research Council Unit for Inflammation and Immunity, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and Tshwane Academic Division of the National Health Laboratory Service, Pretoria, South Africa
4Biostatistics and Epidemiology Division, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Received 10 December 2012; Accepted 26 February 2013

Academic Editor: Antonio Macciò

Copyright © 2013 Mahmood M. T. M. Ally 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.

How to Cite this Article

Mahmood M. T. M. Ally, Bridget Hodkinson, Pieter W. A. Meyer, Eustasius Musenge, Mohammed Tikly, and Ronald Anderson, “Serum Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 in Comparison with Acute Phase Proteins as a Marker of Disease Activity and Radiographic Damage in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Mediators of Inflammation, vol. 2013, Article ID 183653, 6 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/183653