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journal article 
Author(s):
Mierau, R; Moinzadeh, P; Riemekasten, G; Melchers, I; Meurer, M; Reichenberger, F; Buslau, M; Worm, M; Blank, N; Hein, R; Müller-Ladner, U; Kuhn, A; Sunderkötter, C; Juche, A; Pfeiffer, C; Fiehn, C; Sticherling, M; Lehmann, P; Stadler, R; Schulze-Lohoff, E; Seitz, C; Foeldvari, I; Krieg, T; Genth, E; Hunzelmann, N 
Title:
Frequency of disease-associated and other nuclear autoantibodies in patients of the German network for systemic scleroderma: correlation with characteristic clinical features. 
Abstract:
In the present study, we analysed in detail nuclear autoantibodies and their associations in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients included in the German Network for Systemic Scleroderma Registry.Sera of 863 patients were analysed according to a standardised protocol including immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, line immunoassay and immunodiffusion.Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were detected in 94.2% of patients. In 81.6%, at least one of the autoantibodies highly associated with SSc or with ove...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Arthritis Res Ther 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
13 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
R172 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1478-6354 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie