The frequency of EA in SLE is likely to be higher than previously reported. Anti-CCP+ patients with SLE are more likely to have EA. Anti-CCP may be a useful serological marker for EA for patients presenting with synovitis. Anti-citrulline antibodies may have a pathogenic role in the development of major erosions, resulting in clinical features that overlap SLE with RA (rhupus).
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Chan, M. T., Owen, P., Dunphy, J., Cox, B., Carmichael, C., Korendowych, E., & McHugh, N. J. (2008). Associations of erosive arthritis with anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and MHC Class II alleles in systemic lupus erythematosus. Journal of Rheumatology, 35(1), 77-83.