Antipolymer antibodies in Danish fibromyalgia patients.

  title={Antipolymer antibodies in Danish fibromyalgia patients.},
  author={Bente Rona Jensen and Irene Hechmann Wittrup and Allan Wiik and Henning Bliddal and Agnieszka S Friis and Joseph K. Mclaughlin and Bente Danneskiold-Sams\oe and J\orgen H Olsen},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  volume={22 2},
OBJECTIVE To use a new immunologic assay to investigate antipolymer antibody (APA) levels in women with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS The study population consisted of 35 patients with FM and 129 controls. The controls were selected based on a prior history of breast surgery and the presence or absence of a prior hospital diagnosis of soft tissue rheumatism. Study subjects underwent blood sampling, including tests for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and APA, a clinical examination, and an interview… CONTINUE READING