Alpha-1-antitrypsin phenotypes in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus

Arthritis Rheum. 1979 Feb;22(2):111-3. doi: 10.1002/art.1780220202.


Alpha-1-antitrypsin phenotypes were determined in 37 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 40 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. No significant increase in non-MM phenotypes was found. It appears that alpha-1-antitrypsin phenotypes neither predispose to the development nor enhance the severity of the two rheumatic diseases.

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / blood
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / blood
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / genetics*
  • Phenotype
  • alpha 1-Antitrypsin* / analysis


  • alpha 1-Antitrypsin