Table 1

Autoantibodies in children with SLE

Type of antibodies present With cardiac involvement Without cardiac involvement p Values*
Ro/SSA (n tested)9 (11)5 (15)0.02
La/SSB (n tested)6 (10)2 (15)0.03
Sm (n tested)8 (11)6 (16)0.12
RNP (n tested)6 (11)8 (17)1.00
  • n = number, * Fisher’s exact test.