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Table 4 Autoantibodies predating onset of SLE and presenting symptoms at disease onseta

From: Autoantibodies predate the onset of systemic lupus erythematosus in northern Sweden

Antibody Arthritis (n= 19) Skin manifestation (n= 11) Serositis (n= 6) Haematologic disorder (n= 2) Neurologic disorder (n= 1) Renal disorder (n= 1)
ANA 9 4 4 1 0 0
dsDNA 5 1 2 0 0 0
Ro/SSA 3 2 2 0 1 0
Histone 4 1 1 0 0 0
RNP 4 0 1 0 0 0
La/SSB 2 1 0 0 0 0
Jo-1 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scl-70 2 0 1 0 0 0
Sm 1 0 1 0 0 0
Mean number of antibodies/patient 1.6 0.9 2.5    
No antibody 7 5 2 1 0 1
  1. aANA, antinuclear antibody; dsDNA, double-stranded DNA; Jo-1, anti-histidyl-tRNA synthetase antibody; La/SSB, anti-Sjögren's syndrome antigen B; RNP, ribonucleoprotein; Ro/SSA, anti-Sjögren's syndrome antigen A; Scl-70, scleroderma 70; Sm, Smith.