Epidermal IgG deposits in patients with chronic inflammatory connective tissue diseases: diagnostic value and correlation to clinical and immunological parameters in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome.

@article{Oxholm1987EpidermalID,
  title={Epidermal IgG deposits in patients with chronic inflammatory connective tissue diseases: diagnostic value and correlation to clinical and immunological parameters in patients with primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Peter Oxholm and A M Oxholm and Rolf Manthorpe},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1987},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={5-9}
}
Thirty-seven patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (Primary SS), 12 patients with incipient primary SS, 100 patients with other chronic inflammatory connective tissue diseases (CTD) and 20 healthy controls had a punch biopsy taken from clinically unaffected skin from the buttock. Direct immunofluorescence examinations revealed intraepidermal IgG deposits in 68% of patients with primary SS, in 42% of patients with incipient primary SS, in 13% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA, n = 31… CONTINUE READING
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