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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
  • Vittecoq, O
  • Jouen-Beades, F
  • Krzanowska, K
  • Bichon-Tauvel, I
  • Menard, J F
  • Daragon, A
  • Gilbert, D
  • Tron, F
  • Le Loët, X
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Publication Date
May 01, 2000
Volume
39
Issue
5
Pages
481–489
Identifiers
PMID: 10852977
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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