RA cell

RA cell

Rheumatoid arthritis cell, see there.
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Table 1 Comparison of Immune Complex Formation in the Autoimmune Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Immune response RA SLE Diagnostic RA cell (phagocytes LE cell (phagocytes tell-tale cell with ingested with ingested cell rheumatoid factor nuclei) complexes) Antigen Hinge region of IgG DNA, histones, etc.
The synovial fluid is rich in the RA cell, which is a polymorphonuclear leukocyte that has encountered and engulfed immune complexes and complement.
While several RA cell types contribute to cartilage and bone destruction, including neutrophils (in the joint space itself) and chondrocytes (sequestered deep within the cartilage), the primary cells that propagate articular damage at the pannus's leading edge are osteoclasts and synovial fibroblasts (SF).