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Vitamin D is a pleiotrophic hormone with immunoregulatory properties. Low levels of vitamin D have been discovered in various autoimmune diseases. Here, we investigated serum vitamin D levels in Koreans with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and examined whether levels correlate with disease activity of SLE. Blood samples were prospectively collected from(More)
We have investigated the clinical utility of antichromatin antibodies for the diagnosis of SLE and as a marker of disease activity in Korean SLE patients. Blood samples were collected from SLE patients, lupus syndrome patients having only two or three of ACR classification criteria for SLE and normal controls. The level of antichromatin antibody was(More)
To date, the treatment of adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) has been largely empirical; therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the response to therapy and prognostic factors of AOSD. Fifty-four Korean patients with AOSD were enrolled based on Yamaguchi’s criteria. We retrospectively analyzed the treatments and prognosis. Thirty-nine patients(More)
Bovine serum albumin (BSA), which is present in bovine plasma, is one of the major allergens affecting patients with food allergies induced by milk and meat. It is also commonly used in research laboratories. Although some reports have documented food allergies associated with BSA, BSA-induced occupational asthma has not been reported. We report a case of(More)
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