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The high frequency of autoantibodies such as rheumatoid factor, anti-DNA, and antibodies to tissue antigens in many connective tissue diseases has excited the imagination of workers in this field. Over half of the research in this area, if one judges from the presentations at the annual meeting of the American Rheumatism Association, involves studies of immunologic manifestations of these diseases. Dr. Maini (Consultant Rheumatologist to Charing Cross Hospital and Deputy Head of the Clinical Research Division at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology) and his collaborators have summarized the results of some of the most important findings in this area. The
Immunology of the Rheumatic Diseases. Aspects of Autoimmunity.. Ann Intern Med. ;88:274–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-2-274_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(2):274-275.
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