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Laboratory and Immunological Tests in Rheumatology

  • Eleftherios Pelechas
  • Evripidis Kaltsonoudis
  • Paraskevi V. Voulgari
  • Alexandros A. Drosos
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Abstract

A wide spectrum of various laboratory and immunological tests are available in the everyday clinical practice for patients with rheumatic diseases. Some tests help physicians in establishing a diagnosis or simply categorising/classifying a suspected disease. Others, demonstrate the extent but also the nature of any pathological changes, while others are necessary to monitor disease activity of an inflammatory disorder and help the physician to assess the therapeutic response.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleftherios Pelechas
    • 1
  • Evripidis Kaltsonoudis
    • 1
  • Paraskevi V. Voulgari
    • 1
  • Alexandros A. Drosos
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology Clinic - Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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