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In adult onset myositis, the presence of interstitial lung disease and myositis specific/associated antibodies are governed by HLA class II haplotype, rather than by myositis subtype.

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The aim of this study was to investigate HLA class II associations in polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM), and to determine how these associations influence clinical and serological differences. DNA samples were obtained from 225 UK Caucasian idiopathic inflammatory myopathy patients (PM = 117, DM = 108) and compared with 537 randomly selected UK Caucasian controls. All cases had also been assessed for the presence of related malignancy and interstitial lung disease (ILD), and a number...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/ar1862

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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Arthritis Research and Therapy Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article: R13
Publication date:
2005-12-05
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EISSN:
1478-6362
ISSN:
1478-6354
URN:
uuid:2e6bb688-8ee4-44dd-aad8-841abc2d4036
Source identifiers:
109634
Local pid:
pubs:109634

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