In adult onset myositis, the presence of interstitial lung disease and myositis specific/associated antibodies are governed by HLA class II haplotype, rather than by myositis subtype

@article{Chinoy2006InAO,
  title={In adult onset myositis, the presence of interstitial lung disease and myositis specific/associated antibodies are governed by HLA class II haplotype, rather than by myositis subtype},
  author={Hector Chinoy and Fiona Salway and Noreen Fertig and Neil Shephard and Brian D. Tait and Wendy Thomson and David Alan Isenberg and Chester V. Oddis and Alan Jonathan Silman and William E. R. Ollier and Robert G. Cooper},
  journal={Arthritis Research & Therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={R13 - R13}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate HLA class II associations in polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM), and to determine how these associations influence clinical and serological differences. DNA samples were obtained from 225 UK Caucasian idiopathic inflammatory myopathy patients (PM = 117, DM = 108) and compared with 537 randomly selected UK Caucasian controls. All cases had also been assessed for the presence of related malignancy and interstitial lung disease (ILD), and a number… CONTINUE READING