Clinical manifestations of dermatomyositis and clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis patients with positive expression of anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody.

@article{Cao2012ClinicalMO,
  title={Clinical manifestations of dermatomyositis and clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis patients with positive expression of anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody.},
  author={Hua Cao and Meng Xin Pan and Yanqing Kang and Qunli Xia and Xia Li and Xiaoqing Zhao and Ruofei Shi and Jianghua Lou and Min Zhou and Masataka Kuwana and Xiaoyi Ding and Jie Zheng},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={
          1602-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical features of dermatomyositis (DM) and clinically amyopathic DM (CADM) patients with the presence of anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (anti-MDA-5) antibodies. METHODS We screened the serum anti-MDA-5 antibody levels of 140 patients with various connective tissue diseases (CTDs), including 32 with DM and 32 with CADM, or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The clinical courses of DM/CADM patients with a positive expression of anti-MDA-5… CONTINUE READING
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