Ultraviolet radiation intensity predicts the relative distribution of dermatomyositis and anti-Mi-2 autoantibodies in women.

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Arthritis and rheumatism, ISSN: 0004-3591, Vol: 60, Issue: 8, Page: 2499-504

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/uthmed_docs/245
PMID:
19644877
DOI:
10.1002/art.24702
PMCID:
PMC2855681
Author(s):
Lori A. Love; Clarice R. Weinberg; D. Robert McConnaughey; Chester V. Oddis; Thomas A. Medsger Jr.; John D. Reveille; Frank C. Arnett; Ira N. Targoff; Frederick W. Miller
Publisher(s):
Wiley; Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Tags:
Medicine; Immunology and Microbiology; Autoantibodies; Cross-Sectional Studies; Dermatomyositis; Environmental Exposure; Female; Humans; Male; Phenotype; Polymyositis; Retrospective Studies; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Sex Factors; Ultraviolet Rays; United States; Medicine and Health Sciences
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Because studies suggest that ultraviolet (UV) radiation modulates the myositis phenotype and Mi-2 autoantigen expression, we conducted a retrospective investigation to determine whether UV radiation may influence the relative prevalence of dermatomyositis and anti-Mi-2 autoantibodies in the US.