Myositis autoantibodies in Korean patients with inflammatory myositis: Anti-140-kDa polypeptide antibody is primarily associated with rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease independent of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis

@inproceedings{Kang2010MyositisAI,
  title={Myositis autoantibodies in Korean patients with inflammatory myositis: Anti-140-kDa polypeptide antibody is primarily associated with rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease independent of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis},
  author={Eun Ha Kang and Ran Nakashima and Tsuneyo Mimori and Jinhyun Kim and Yun Jong Lee and Eun Bong Lee and Yeong Wook Song},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between myositis autoantibodies and clinical subsets of inflammatory myositis in Korean patients. METHODS Immunoprecipitation was performed using the sera of classic polymyositis (PM) (n = 11) and dermatomyositis (DM) (n = 38) patients who met the Bohan and Peter criteria for definite inflammatory myositis. A panel of defined myositis autoantibodies was surveyed to investigate the association between each autoantibody and clinical subsets of… CONTINUE READING