Serum matrix metalloproteinase 3 in detecting remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema syndrome: A case report
Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ken Goda, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo Prefectural Kaibara Hospital, Hyogo 669-3395, Japan
Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Division of Community Medicine and Career Development, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Hyogo 652-0032, Japan
Author contributions: Kenzaka T assisted with redaction, correction, and reconstruction of the manuscript; Goda K managed the case and redaction and correction of the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Tsuneaki Kenzaka, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Community Medicine and Career Development, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1-5, Arata-cho, Hyogo-ku, Hyogo 652-0032, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 22, 2017
Peer-review started: December 22, 2017
First decision: February 9, 2018
Revised: February 15, 2018
Accepted: March 7, 2018
Article in press: March 7, 2018
Published online: May 16, 2018