Table 1

Clinical and laboratory information of anti-Ku-positive patients with various connective tissue diseases

CaseAgeSexDiagnosisSerum CKCancerILDNephritisArthralgiaLupus rashHypo C.RaynaudssDNAdsDNAOther autoantibody
170FPM+SSc+SS2095++++PL-7
214FPM+SSc3682+NA++
380FPM2710+
476FPM2263++NA++SRP
520FDM1263+NA++
635FMCTD→SSc261Lung++++U1RNP
717FSLE→SSc31+++++U1RNP ACA
844FSLE105+++++++U1RNP
925MSLE111+++++SSA
1052FUCTD180+++P-ANCA
  • ACA, anti-centromere antibody; ANCA, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody; Hypo C., hypocomplementemia; CK, creatine kinase (U/l); DM, dermatomyositis; ILD, interstitial lung disease; MCTD, mixed connective tissue disease; NA, information not available; PM, polymyositis; SS, Sjögren’s syndrome; SSc, systemic sclerosis; UCTD, undifferentiated connective tissue disease.