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Autoantibodies in lupus erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus (LE) is an autoimmune or connective-tissue disease, in which vascular, cutaneous, joint and systemic disease coexist, to a greater or lesser degree, in all patients. One of the hallmarks of LE, in addition to rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and Sjögren’s syndrome, is the production of a variety of non-organ-specific autoantibodies.
Dermatology in practice 2002; 10(3): 10–13
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