Immunological features of diffuse connective tissue diseases

G. R. Burgio, A. Martini

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Abstract

Diffuse connective tissue diseases (DCTD) represent an heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by systemic inflammatory reactions that are currently classified on clinical grounds. Their aetiopathogenesis is largely unknown and appears to be very complex, associating exogenous factors with an immunogenetic predisposition. In the last decade, studies on human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-disease associations and antinuclear antibodies have provided some useful clues for the diagnosis and clinical management of DCTD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume149
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990

Keywords

  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • Diffuse connective tissue diseases
  • Human leukocyte antigens (HLA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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