To study the serologic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at a United States Public Health Service Hospital that serves numerous tribes in Oklahoma.
Forty-five patients with RA were identified, and serologic studies for antinuclear antibody (ANA), rheumatoid factor, and antibodies to extractable nuclear antigens were performed.
Extraarticular manifestions of RA were also evaluated.
Twelve of the 45 patients with RA were Kiowa.
These patients were significantly more likely to have a positive ANA (75%) than the other patients with RA (28%). In addition, anti-Ro was significantly more common among Kiowa (33%) than among members of other tribes (3%). There was no difference in the extraarticular manifestions of the Kiowa compared with the other Native American tribes.
RA can be distinctly characterized by serology among groups of American Indians living in the same geographic area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoi`de, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Oklahoma, Ethnie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, United States, North America, America, Oklahoma, Ethnic group, Epidemiology, Human, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease
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Cote : 96-0147157
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 199608.