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Multisystem diseases

James Carton

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pathology

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Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199591633
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199591633.003.0018

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Multisystem diseases

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Systemic lupus erythematosus 346

Systemic sclerosis 348

Sarcoidosis 349

Vasculitis 350

A multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by autoantibody production against a number of nuclear and cytoplasmic autoantigens.

Incidence of 4 per 100,000 people per year.

Most cases occur in women of childbearing age....

Chapter.  1113 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pathology

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