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Autoantibodies and Disease Activity in Patients With Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Andrew Kim, MD1; Jack O’Brien, BS1; Lin-Chiang Tseng, BS1; Song Zhang, PhD2; Benjamin F. Chong, MD1
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1Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
2Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(6):651-654. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.8354.
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Serologic markers mirroring disease activity in patients with discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) are unknown. Identifying them would help predict disease course, guide treatment, and clarify the etiology of DLE. Because autoantibodies have been associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity,1 we investigated associations between autoantibodies and disease activity measures in patients with DLE.

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