Umbilical cord blood levels of maternal antibodies reactive with p200 and full-length Ro 52 in the assessment of risk for cardiac manifestations of neonatal Lupus
Objective Maternal anti-Ro autoantibodies are associated with cardiac manifestations of neonatal lupus (cardiac NL), yet only 2% of women with this reactivity have an affected child. Identification of a more specific marker would channel intense monitoring to fetuses at greater risk. This study aimed to determine whether autoantibodies against Ro 52 amino acids 200–239 (p200) confer added risk over autoantibodies to full-length Ro 52, Ro 60, or La. Methods Anti-Ro–exposed pregnancies...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Arthritis Care and Research 64.9(2012): 1373–1381|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.