Corpus ID: 22812097

[Clinico-biological classification of systemic lupus].

  title={[Clinico-biological classification of systemic lupus].},
  author={Olivier Meyer},
  journal={Annales de medecine interne},
  volume={141 3},
  • Olivier Meyer
  • Published in Annales de medecine interne 1990
  • Medicine
  • Anti-nuclear and anti-cytoplasmic antibodies are found in nearly 99% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Among the different antibodies described, 2 are highly specific for SLE although their frequencies differ considerably. Anti-dsDNA (anti-native DNA) antibodies are detected at some point during disease evolution in 65-95% of the patients, whereas anti-Sm antibodies occur in only 7-30% of the cases, with wide variations according to race and geographical origin. The present study… CONTINUE READING

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