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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)
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)