Journal article

Migration of blood and synovial fluid neutrophils obtained from patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

AS Kemp, S Brown, PM Brooks, SH Neoh

Clin Exp Immunol | Published : 1980


The unstimulated random migration and the serum-induced chemokinesis of neutrophils obtained from the peripheral blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 19) was not different from those of controls (n = 20). However, neutrophils obtained from the joint fluid of rheumatoid patients (n = 10) demonstrated a reduced serum-induced chemokinesis which was correlated with the amount of immune complexes present in the synovial fluid. The chemotactic response of peripheral blood neutrophils from subjects with rheumatoid arthritis taking aspirin (n =11) was increased while that of those rheumatoid subjects not taking aspirin (n = 8) was the same as controls. It is concluded that although there..

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