Table 3

Probabilities of detecting anti-dsDNA or anti-ENA antibodies according to the fluorescence intensitity and staining pattern. Results are given as percentages

Fluorescence intensityIrrespective of intensity
1+2+3+4+5+
A Anti-dsDNA
 Homogeneous003.110.436.66.9
 Speckled00.301.800.5
 Nucleolar00007.70.5
 Centromere000000
 Irrespective of pattern00.21.45.517.53.2
B Anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB
 Homogeneous03.05.414.026.88.7
 Speckled7.46.312.738.834.516.4
 Nucleolar01.47.78.330.86.2
 Centromere0004.519.07.7
 Irrespective of pattern5.64.48.421.828.911.8
C Anti-RNP
 Homogeneous000.81.45.61.1
 Speckled0006.151.74.7
 Nucleolar001.52.800.9
 Centromere000000
 Irrespective of pattern000.52.921.12.7
D Anti-Sm
 Homogeneous01.91.23.28.52.6
 Speckled1.10.31.92.41.71.3
 Nucleolar001.5000.5
 Centromere000000
 Irrespective of pattern0.80.91.62.34.81.8