Autonomic nervous dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA): possible pathogenic role of autoantibodies to autonomic nervous structures.

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Autonomic nervous dysfunction has been previously reported in SLE, RA and systemic sclerosis, but the pathogenesis of such a complication is poorly understood. In the present study, four standard cardiovascular autonomic function tests were performed in 34 female patients with connective tissue diseases and in 25 healthy control subjects, and results… (More)

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@article{Maule1997AutonomicND, title={Autonomic nervous dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA): possible pathogenic role of autoantibodies to autonomic nervous structures.}, author={Simona Maule and Roberto Quadri and Dennis Mirante and Rosalia Pellerito and Elena Marucco and Carlo Marinone and Debora Vergani and Livio Chiandussi and Maria M. Zanone}, journal={Clinical and experimental immunology}, year={1997}, volume={110 3}, pages={423-7} }