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Autoantibodies in Sjögren’s Syndrome

  • J. B. Harley

Abstract

Antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor and precipitating autoantibodies were first reported in Sjögren’s syndrome almost simultaneously over 25 years ago (Jones 1958; Weissman 1958; Heaton 1959). These findings were quickly exploited by investigators in Glasgow and Bethesda working separately and together. The high prevalence of rheumatoid factor in Sjögren’s syndrome was established by Bunim and colleagues (Bloch et al. 1960; Bunim 1961) and is considered elsewhere (see chapter on rheumatoid factor by Robert Fox and Dennis Carson in this volume).

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Rheumatoid Factor Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Congenital Heart Block Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus 
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