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We read with interest the manuscript by Aggarwal et al1 entitled ‘Patients with non-Jo-1 anti-RNA-synthetase autoantibodies have worse survival than Jo-1 positive patients’. This large cohort study provides important information on outcomes for patients with antisynthetase syndrome (ASS), based on the specificity of the anti-RNA-synthetase autoantibody subtypes. Interestingly, the authors decided to include patients with anti-glycyl (EJ), anti-isoleucyl (OJ) and anti-asparagyl (KS)-tRNA-synthetase autoantibodies, something which had not yet been done in the previous studies,2 ,3 due to …
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