Anti-TNF-alpha treatment in rheumatoid arthritis with anti-Ro/SSA antibodies. Analysis of 17 cases among a cohort of 322 treated patients.

@article{Cavazzana2007AntiTNFalphaTI,
  title={Anti-TNF-alpha treatment in rheumatoid arthritis with anti-Ro/SSA antibodies. Analysis of 17 cases among a cohort of 322 treated patients.},
  author={Ilaria Cavazzana and Francesca Bobbio-Pallavicini and Franco Franceschini and Chiara Bazzani and Angela Ceribelli and Elena Bravi and Stefania Zingarelli and Roberto Caporali and Roberto Cattaneo and Carlo Maurizio Montecucco},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={676-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of anti-TNF-alpha treatment in RA patients with and without anti-Ro antibodies, in order to detect any change in their immunological or clinical profile. METHODS Autoantibodies in 322 patients being treated with anti-TNF-alpha drugs were studied; 17 were found to be anti-Ro positive, while 305 were anti-Ro… CONTINUE READING