Journal article

Autoantibodies in neuropsychiatric lupus

DLV Greenwood, VM Gitlits, F Alderuccio, JW Sentry, BH Toh

AUTOIMMUNITY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

The American College of Rheumatology presented a consensus document in 1999 proposing the classification of 19 different syndromes defined by neurological and psychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The detection of autoantibodies in patient's serum or cerebrospinal fluid has not been used as diagnostic markers for the proposed neuropsychiatric lupus classifications as their disease associations remain highly contentious. Autoantibodies detected in the serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid, that have been reported to segregate with patients presenting with neuropsychiatric lupus include: (1) anti-neuronal antibodies, (2) brain-lymphocyte cross-reactive antibodies, (3) an..

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