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Anti-SSA, Anti-SSB Antibodies Low in RA Patients Wishing to Conceive

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For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who wish to conceive, the prevalence of anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen A (anti-SSA) and anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen B (anti-SSB) antibodies is low, according to a study published online July 8 in RMD Open.

Hieronymus T. W. Smeele, M.D., from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues examined the prevalence and titers of anti-SSA and anti-SSB autoantibodies in patients with RA with a wish to conceive from two large cohorts.

The researchers found that 26 of the 647 patients with RA had detectable anti-SSA and ...