Antinuclear antibodies in patients with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) and in their blood relatives and spouses.

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OBJECTIVE To test the postulate that there is a higher prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) in serum samples from blood relatives and from spouses of patients with scleroderma than in control samples, and that this provides evidence for both genetic and environmental factors influencing autoimmunity in scleroderma. METHOD Testing for ANAs was… (More)

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@article{Barnett1993AntinuclearAI, title={Antinuclear antibodies in patients with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) and in their blood relatives and spouses.}, author={A. J. Barnett and L Jane McNeilage}, journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases}, year={1993}, volume={52 5}, pages={365-8} }