Journal article

Monospecific anti-Ro52/TRIM21 antibodies in a tri-nation cohort of 1574 systemic sclerosis subjects: evidence of an association with interstitial lung disease and worse survival

M Wodkowski, M Hudson, S Proudman, J Walker, W Stevens, M Nikpour, S Assassi, MD Mayes, M Wang, M Baron, MJ Fritzler

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology | CLINICAL & EXPER RHEUMATOLOGY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Autoantibodies directed against Ro52/TRIM21 are common in systemic sclerosis (SSc) but their clinical significance remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical correlates and survival of subjects with monospecific anti-Ro52/TRIM21 antibodies, i.e. anti-Ro52/TRIM21 antibodies in the absence of other SSc-related antibodies. METHODS: A tri-nation (Canada, Australia, USA) cohort of 1574 SSc subjects was formed, demographic and clinical variables were harmonised and sera were tested using a common diagnostic platform. Statistical analyses were performed to determine associations between the presence of monospecific anti-Ro52/TRIM21 antibodies and outcomes of int..

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