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ba0005p4 | Arthritis and other joint diseases: translational and clinical | ECTS2016

Immune system and bone cells in early rheumatoid arthritis

Buondonno Ilaria , Sassi Francesca , Rigoni Micol , Rovera Guido , Isaia Giovanni Carlo , D'Amelio Patrizia

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an immune-mediated disease characterized by T cells activation and bone erosions that severely reduces patients quality of life; however a clear role for different T helper (Th) cells has not been established yet.This work aims to evaluate Th phenotypes, osteoclast (OCs) precursors cells and cytokines in peripheral blood of women affected by early RA (eRA) compared to healthy women matched for age. The study was approved by o...