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Menopause and possible effect on association between age and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in women at risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Published inJournal of Rheumatology, vol. 47, no. 2, 300
Publication date2019
Abstract

We read with interest the article by Berens, et al1 reporting that increasing age was associated with positivity for anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) 3.1 and anti-CCP-IgA in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), that is, first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with RA. We found similar results in a Swiss cohort of FDR: anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) positivity, particularly anti-CCP3.1, was associated with older age2 However, in contrast to Berens, et al1, we found a peak in prevalence in the age group of 45 to 55 years, particularly among women.

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ALPIZAR-RODRIGUEZ, Deshiré, FINCKH, Axel. Menopause and possible effect on association between age and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies in women at risk of rheumatoid arthritis. In: Journal of Rheumatology, 2019, vol. 47, n° 2, p. 300. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.190836
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