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Prevalence of IgA class antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptide in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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PMID:  21337132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Determine the prevalence of anti-CCP isotype IgA and its relation to peripheral arthritis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a population-based cohort of 654 patients with a definitive diagnosis of IBD, 521 patients were clinically examined by a rheumatologist 6 years after IBD diagnosis Blood serum samples of 416 of these patients were available and analyzed. Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptides anti-CCP IgA were determined in the serum samples by an immunofluoresence technique ELiA TM. Among the 416 IBD patients, 5 had a positive IgA class anti-CCP, giving a prevalence of 1.2%. Only four anti-CCP IgA-negative patients had a positive rheumatoid factor IgM, compared to two out of five anti-CCP IgA-positive IBD patients (10.2% versus 40.0%; p = 0.002). There were four patients with rheumatoid arthritis, two in each patient population (0.5% versus 40.0%; p = 0.0007). Four of the five anti-CCP IgA-positive IBD patients had arthritis, two with rheumatoid arthritis, and two with other arthritis. In this first study on the prevalence of IgA anti-CCP antibodies in IBD patients, we demonstrate a low prevalence, but these antibodies are associated with arthritis and positive IgM rheumatoid factor in IBD patients.
Hans-Jacob Haga; Oyvind Palm; Elisabeth Peen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-22
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Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Aalborg University Esbjerg, 6700, Esbjerg, Denmark,
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