Correlation of anti-Ro antibody with photosensitivity rash in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Arthritis Rheum. 1989 Feb;32(2):202-4. doi: 10.1002/anr.1780320213.


We studied 131 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to determine the relationship between the presence of anti-Ro antibody in these patients and specific manifestations of SLE. There was a significant correlation between anti-Ro and photosensitivity rash in SLE patients, regardless of the type of rash. No significant association was found between anti-Ro and other SLE criteria or between anti-Ro and demographic variables.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Antinuclear / analysis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunodiffusion
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / immunology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Photosensitivity Disorders / etiology
  • Photosensitivity Disorders / immunology*


  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • SS-A antibodies