Systemic lupus erythematosus--a zoonosis?

Scand J Rheumatol. 1979;8(4):222-4. doi: 10.3109/03009747909114627.

Abstract

The medical history was obtained and a physical examination carried out--in addition to an immunological investigation of the blood and skin--on 11 dogs in the ownership of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The results were compared with those obtained from a control group and it was found that they do not support the hypothesis that SLE is a zoonosis.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Antinuclear / analysis
  • Dog Diseases / immunology
  • Dog Diseases / transmission*
  • Dogs
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / immunology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / transmission*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / veterinary*
  • Skin / immunology
  • Skin / pathology
  • Zoonoses*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M