A T Chablani

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Twenty cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in prepubertal children (less than 14 years of age) were seen over a period of 14 years. The male:female ratio was 1:2.3, and the mean age at onset was 9.37 years. Fever with joint involvement was the commonest presenting manifestation (60%), followed by nephrotic syndrome (25%). Notable clinical features(More)
Serological studies in 110 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have shown that autoantibodies to DNA and RNA had subspecificity to adenosine (30.9%), cytidine (79%), guanosine (44.5%), thymidine (20%) and uracil (56.3%). It was also observed that DNA antibodies are heterogenous and that antibody with specificity for both the native confirmation(More)
Ninety patients with thalassaemia major were investigated for the occurrence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), and those with ANA were tested for antibodies to histones (AHA). ANA were detected in 7 of 27 thalassemics on oral iron chelator L1, and in 2 of 63 thalassaemics not on L1 (p < 0.01). AHA were seen in 4 of 7 thalassemics receiving L1 with positive(More)