Sm antibodies increase risk of death in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Hitchon2007SmAI,
  title={Sm antibodies increase risk of death in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Carol A Hitchon and Christine A Peschken},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={186-94}
}
The importance of ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), and autoantibodies as prognostic indicators in lupus were evaluated in a Canadian cohort. A retrospective review of 330 lupus patients identified demographic features including age and self reported ethnicity, SES, lupus features, antibodies to extractable nuclear antigens (ENAs), organ damage (SDI score), and mortality. ENA (Sm, RNP, Ro, La) associations with lupus features, predictors of final visit SDI score and the contributions of… CONTINUE READING

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