NEW CLASSIFICATION TREE AND CRITERIA SET, INCLUDING FERRITIN AND GLYCOSYLATED FERRITIN, FOR ADULT STILL'S DISEASE
E Zing, B
Fautrel, G Le Moel, A Bisseri, J L Golmard, C Rioux, J C Piette, P Bourgeois.
To evaluate the place of
ferritin and glycosylated ferritin among other diagnostic parameters,
including Yamaguchi's criteria, we retrospectively reviewed 192 adults, 71 ASD
patients and 121 controls with either infectious, neoplastic or inflammatory
diseases. For all patients, we used a standardized procedure to collect
clinical and biological data, including ferritin and glycosylated ferritin.
Items were considered as pertinent for ASD diagnosis if: (a) their relative
value (sum of sensitivity and specificity) was higher than 140, (b) their
sensitivity was higher than 90%.
This retrospective work
constitute a preliminary study, and need a further validation in a prospective
multicentric study. With this new set of criteria, we hope to lower the weight
of Yamaguchi's exclusion criteria in the diagnosis of ASD.
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