Table 1.

Demographic, clinical, and laboratory presentation of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Characteristic
No. patients83
Age, yrs, mean (range)53 (28–77)
Female/male80/3
Disease duration, mean (range)10.5 years (0.1–35.2)
Rheumatoid factor (%)
  Positive56 (67)
  Negative27 (33)
Radiological erosions (%)
  Present67 (80.7)
  Absent16 (19.3)
Treatment (%)
  Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs5 (6)
  Steroids63 (75.9)
  Methotrexate51 (61.4)
  Leflunomide33 (39.8)
  Antimalarial agents14 (16.9)
  Biologic therapy6 (7.2)
Disease activity (%)
  Disease Activity Score 28 joints
    Clinical remission7 (8.4)
    Mild disease6 (7.2)
    Moderate disease39 (47)
    Severe disease31 (37.3)
  CDAI
    Clinical remission8 (9.6)
    Mild disease16 (19.3)
    Moderate disease31 (37.3)
    Severe disease28 (33.7)
  • CDAI: Clinical Disease Activity Index.