The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA)/Shoenfeld’s syndrome: descriptive analysis of 300 patients from the international ASIA syndrome registry
During the last few years, a relationship between smoking and autoimmunity has been demonstrated. Smoking habit is emerging as a possible environmental trigger for several autoimmune diseases.
As autoantibodies play a role in the newly proposed classifications, it is expected that measurement of myositis-specific autoantibodies will be increasingly introduced in clinical practice.
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies against phospholipids and phospholipid-binding proteins.
The present study aims to investigate which autoantibodies are associated with the pregnancy outcome of patients undergoing first
Anti-HMGCR antibodies represent a characteristic serological feature of statin-exposed and statin-unexposed patients with immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM). We assessed anti-HMGCR antibodies in patients with suspected IMNM following statin exposure and patients with other autoimmune rheumatic diseases. We evaluated the presence of anti-HMGCR autoantibodies in sera samples from 13 statin-exposed patients who were suspected of having IMNM, 38 patients with different inflammatory and autoimmune rheumatic diseases and 29 healthy subjects.
Objectives: To evaluate the vitamin D-dependent mechanisms
of immunity and autoimmunity in different forms of pulmonary
tuberculosis and sarcoidosis.
Many aspects are shared between celiac disease and autoimmune enteropathy: symptoms, diagnosis by serological bio-markers, endoscopic findings, intestinal pathology, differential diagnosis, and pharmaceutical therapy in selected cases.