Rheumatology Book


Anti-Smith Antibody

Aka: Anti-Smith Antibody, Anti-Sm Antibody, Smith Antibody, Anti-Smith, Anti-Sm
  1. See Also
    1. Antinuclear Antibody
  2. Indication
    1. Highly specific for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  3. Normal
    1. Negative
  4. Positive (percentage refers to sensitivity)
    1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (30%)
    2. Associated with Lupus Nephritis
    3. Drug Induced Lupus (<5%)
  5. References
    1. Gladman in Klippel (1997) Rheumatic Diseases p. 255-6
    2. Peng in Ruddy (2001) Kelley's Rheumatology, p. 161-72
    3. Callegari (1995) Postgrad Med, 97(4):65-74 [PubMed]
    4. Lane (2002) Am Fam Physician 65(6):1073-80 [PubMed]

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