Squamous cell carcinoma antigen-IgM (SCCA-IgM) is associated with interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis

Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Elisabetta Zanatta, Andrea Martini, Elena Scarpieri, Alessandra Biasiolo, Augusta Ortolan, Francesco Benvenuti, Franco Cozzi, Patrizia Pontisso, Andrea DoriaAbstractObjective: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is the major determinant of prognosis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen (SCCA1) is a serin protease inhibitor which plays a pivotal role in inflammation and fibrosis. SCCA1 is overexpressed in pulmonary tissue of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and can be detectable in serum as circulating immune complex bound to IgM (SCCA-IgM). We aimed to investigate the association between SCCA-IgM and clinical features of patients with SSc.Methods: Ninety-seven patients with SSc (ACR/EULAR criteria) were consecutively enrolled in the study. Clinical and serological variables and organ involvement were recorded. Pulmonary involvement was investigated by high-resolution CT (HRCT) and respiratory function tests. SCCA-IgM serum levels were measured by a validated ELISA assay (Hepa-IC, Xeptagen, Venice, Italy). We set the cut-off value for serum levels of SCCA-IgM>200 AU/ml, calculated as mean+3 standard deviations in 100 healthy subjects.Results: Forty-one (42.3%) patients were affected with ILD. SCCA-IgM values were significantly higher in patients with ILD than in those without: 218 (80-402) vs 87.5 (59-150) AU/mL, p =0.003. Patients with positive...
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