Table 1

Antibody and HLA-DR4 results in the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Type of arthritis RF +ve Anti-RA33 +ve Anti-CCP +ve HLA-DR4 +ve
Deforming major erosions 5/81-150  6/81-150 1/8 3/8
Deforming minor erosions 1/2 0/21/2 1/2
Deforming non-erosions 3/6 0/60/6 0/6
Non-deforming, non-erosive40/21514/501/5056/195
  • 1-150 p<0.01 (compared with the non-deforming, non-erosive group).