Lymphadenopathy, oligoclonal T cell receptor rearrangement and systemic lupus erythematosus.

To investigate the cause of generalized lymphadenopathy in case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we performed a molecular genetic analysis of lymph node, peripheral blood mononuclear cell and bone marrow specimens with T cell receptor and immunoglobulin gene probes. Oligoclonal T cell receptor rearrangements were detected in the lymph node cells. The… CONTINUE READING