Stage II dysfunctional PTT shows biochemical and molecular changes consistent with a chronic remodelling of the extracellular matrix, rather than rupture, while the replacement FDLT resembles normal PTT in many, but not all, parameters.
Annals of the rheumatic diseases
Rheumatology Research Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 May;71(5):746-52
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