Autoantibodies Correlate with Lupus Neuropsychiatric Events

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28 -- Certain autoantibodies correlate with neuropsychiatric symptoms occurring early in systemic lupus erythematosus, researchers here said.

The relationships aren't strong enough to have immediate prognostic value, but they suggest that markers predictive of neuropsychiatric episodes could be identified in the future, said John G. Hanly, M.D., of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Center, and colleagues in the March issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

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