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OBJECTIVE The Sa autoantigen can be found in inflamed synovium of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and at least part of the humoral RA-specific anti-Sa response is directed against citrullinated vimentin. This study was undertaken to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and prognostic value of determination of levels of antibodies against modified(More)
Pretreatment serum levels of the antigens CA-125, tissue polypeptide Antigen (TPA), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP) were determined in samples from 295 women with adnexal masses. At laparotomy 48% of patients had epithelial ovarian carcinoma, 9% had tumors of low malignant potential, and 8% suffered from(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of atopic dermatitis is usually good, but the risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis is very high. The aim of this study was to follow children with atopic eczema up to school age to chart the course of sensitization and development of clinical allergy, as well as to study risk factors of sensitization. METHODS(More)
It was recently observed that in six patients with psoriasis and one with palmoplantar pustulosis, with newly discovered gluten intolerance, a gluten-free diet had a remarkable effect on the skin lesions. This prompted us to undertake a screening investigation to discover whether increased levels of serum antibodies to gliadin are more common in patients(More)
BACKGROUND An association between Down syndrome and celiac disease has been reported. This study was conducted to determine the association between childhood celiac disease and Down syndrome in the county of Uppsala, Sweden. METHODS All 76 children with Down syndrome (1-18 years) were screened for the occurrence of anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) and(More)
In a screening study concerning IgA and IgG antibodies to gliadin (IgA AGA and IgG AGA, respectively) in psoriasis, raised levels of IgA and AGA were found to be more common than in a reference group. To determine whether elevated AGA levels were associated with an increased number of intraepithelial lymphocytes, 33 patients with IgA AGA (n = 28) or IgG AGA(More)
Subclasses of lymphocytes can be separated on gradients of non-toxic polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated colloidal silica (Percoll) by virtue of differential densities. Such gradients can yield functionally active lymphocyte populations after brief centrifugation. Gradients can be generated in a discontinuous step fashion and centrifuged in standard table-top(More)
OBJECTIVES Primary adrenocortical insufficiency is mostly caused by an autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex. The disease may appear isolated or as a part of an autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome (APS). APS1 is a rare hereditary disorder with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. In APS2, primary adrenocortical insufficiency is often combined(More)
The association between human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and the development of preeclampsia (PE) was studied in 48 women with PE and their partners. In 20 of the families, the HLA antigens of the child were also determined. In 8 of 15 cases (53%) of primigravidae with PE, the child shared at least 2 paternal antigens with the mother, whereas this was the(More)