Clinical and serological differences between systemic lupus erythematosus patients with antibodies to Ro versus patients with antibodies to Ro and La.

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Among 55 systemic lupus erythematosus patients having antibodies to Ro and/or La, two major groups were distinguished by titration of sera in counterimmunoelectrophoresis. The first group (30 patients) had antibodies to Ro alone. This was associated with a high incidence of antibodies to DNA (77%) and serious renal disease (53%). The second group (23… (More)

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