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Infections in infancy and the presence of antinuclear antibodies in adult life.

Abstract:

There has been limited success defining environmental factors important to the development of connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Recent work has suggested that the perinatal environment may be important. To investigate this we measured antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in a general population with well-defined early lives to see whether fetal and infant growth and infections were associated with ANA positivity in adult life. Included in our investigation were 13...

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10.1191/0961203306lu2286oa

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Edwards, CJ More by this author
Syddall, H More by this author
Goswami, R More by this author
Goswami, P More by this author
Dennison, EM More by this author
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Journal:
Lupus
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
213-217
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1477-0962
ISSN:
0961-2033
URN:
uuid:451c1ac4-5cc6-4f58-8647-c817a3c4c9c4
Source identifiers:
126572
Local pid:
pubs:126572

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