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The aim of this study was to study the neuropsychiatric (NP) manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and outcome in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We reviewed the charts of all children with SLE and evidence of NP manifestations as defined by the presence of at least one of...
Different defects in Fas/APO-1 interaction with its ligand or in signaling of apoptosis may contribute to autoimmune disease. The aim of this study was to examine whether elevated serum-soluble Fas (sFas) levels are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic sclerosis (SSc). sFas level...
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) have been identified in a wide variety of vasculitic disorders, but it is controversial whether ANCA are present in the sera of patients with HSP. This prospective study was designed to assess the place of ANCA, particularly their IgA subclass, in HSP....