Recurrent transverse myelitis associates with anti-Ro (SSA) autoantibodies

L. K. Hummers, C. Krishnan, L. Casciola-Rosen, A. Rosen, S. Morris, J. A. Mahoney, D. A. Kerr, F. M. Wigley

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Abstract

Transverse myelitis (TM) is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder of the spinal cord. The authors observed cases of recurrent TM in patients where anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies were present and therefore performed a case-control study to examine the frequency of anti-Ro autoantibodies in patients with recurrent TM and control subjects. Antibodies to 52-kd Ro were demonstrated in 77% of cases (10/13) compared with only 33% of control subjects (4/12).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 13 2004

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  • Clinical Neurology

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