Open Access Rheumatol 2021 16;13:201-212. Epub 2021 Jul 16.
Internal Medicine Department, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Objective: This study was conducted to estimate the frequency of anti-nuclear antibodies (ANAs), anti-dsDNA, and anti-extractable nuclear antigen (ENA) antibodies in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) patients and their association with different clinical manifestations and disease activity.
Patients And Methods: A cross-sectional study that includes 100 JSLE patients from Ain Shams University Hospital was conducted. All subjects underwent history taking, clinical examination, assessment of disease activity based on the SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI), laboratory investigations, and tests for autoantibodies, namely ANA, anti-dsDNA, and anti-ENA antibodies, including anti-Ro (SSA), anti-La (SSB), anti-Smith (Sm), and anti-U1-ribonucleoprotein (U1-RNP). Read More