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Prospective evaluation of the frequency and clinical significance of antineutrophil cytoplasmic and anticardiolipin antibodies in community cases of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
5
Pages
481–489
Identifiers
PMID: 10852977
Source
Medline
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Abstract

In RA of recent onset, ANCA and aCLA were detected at low titres and frequencies, and were not associated with any clinical manifestations. A longitudinal study is needed to determine whether their early appearance is predictive of subsequent disease severity.

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