Investigation of anti-DFS70 antibody in patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases

ConclusionAnti-DFS70 antibody was more prevalent in the subsets of SARD than BD. This result may be related to the demographic formation of study groups and individual immunological status. More comprehensive studies are needed to investigate the importance of the anti-DFS70 antibody for SARD.Key Points• This study draws attention to the importance of anti-DFS70 antibodies in the diagnostic algorithm in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases.• This study emphasizes the further investigation of anti-DFS70 antibodies in undifferentiated connective tissue diseases.• This study emphasizes the need to verify the DFS70 pattern detected in IIF-ANA test for definitive diagnosis with additional confirmation methods.
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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