SAA amyloid protein levels in amyloid-prone chronic inflammatory disorders. Lack of association with amyloid disease

M. A. Scheinberg, M. D. Benson

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Abstract

Serum amyloid protein A (SAA) levels were evaluated by a sensitive radioimmunoassay technique in leprosy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and chronic osteomyelitis. SAA was elevated in all 3 groups of patients. The level in each of the patient groups did not reflect the presence of secondary amyloidosis. Our study suggests that serum SAA protein levels should not be considered a routine diagnostic test in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases prone to the development of amyloid disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-726
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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