Thomas T. Provost

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OBJECTIVES The present study describes the demographics, mortality, morbidity and recurrence rates of autoimmune-associated congenital heart block (CHB) using information from the Research Registry for Neonatal Lupus. BACKGROUND Isolated CHB detected at or before birth is strongly associated with maternal autoantibodies to 48-kD SSB/La, 52-kD SSA/Ro and(More)
Clinical and laboratory features as well as immunogenetic markers were analyzed in 150 patients with SLE to determine if demographic factors--age at diagnosis, sex and race--influenced the expression of disease. The overall series included 103 white females, 35 black females, 10 white males and 2 black males; the mean age at diagnosis was 32.5 years. Males(More)
The relationships of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and heavy chain immunoglobulin (Gm) haplotypes to disease and autoantibody expression were examined in six large kindreds, each having one or more members with primary Sjögren's syndrome. Various other autoimmune diseases and autoantibodies occurred among the 117 relatives in these families. The HLA and Gm(More)
BACKGROUND Symptoms of dry eye and dry mouth are common in the elderly and are often debilitating. Previous research on small populations has been inconsistent regarding the contribution to sicca symptoms of autoimmune markers, medication use, and other factors. The objective of this study was to determine the population prevalence of symptoms of dry eye(More)
Neuropsychiatric complications developed in 40 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome, none of whom met American Rheumatologic Association criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. Twenty-five patients had psychiatric abnormalities, the commonest of which were affective disturbances. Of 30 patients tested, 23 had an abnormal pattern in the Minnesota(More)
Thirty-eight patients with the primary Sjögren syndrome, 16 with active neuropsychiatric manifestations and 22 without clinical evidence of central nervous system involvement had magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Eight patients had focal neurologic deficits (6 of these also had psychiatric, or cognitive dysfunction), and 8 had psychiatric or cognitive(More)
High-grade atrioventricular heart block (HGAVB) occurring as a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus is an exceedingly rare event. We describe a patient with HGAVB who had myositis and antibodies to nuclear RNP (previously associated with myocarditis). A review of the literature on HGAVB associated with systemic lupus erythematosus is also presented.
Although primary Sjögren's syndrome is a common rheumatic disorder in women, it is not well recognized in men. This study represents the first report of the clinical, serologic, and immunogenetic features of a group of 36 men with primary Sjögren's syndrome, which are contrasted with those of a group of 69 women with primary Sjögren's syndrome. The majority(More)