[Antinuclear antibodies in ankylosing spondylitis (author's transl)]

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1980 Dec 19;92(24):876-9.
[Article in German]


Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were found in 19.1% of patients suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (n = 320). This figure is significantly higher than the results obtained in a control group. ANA were present in all stages of the disease, including the abortive form of isolated sacroiliitis. ANA were also found in different stages of activity. In addition, ANA-positive cases showed a higher inflammatory activity. In females ANA were more frequently found than in males. There was a positive correlation between ANA and HLA B27 in 87.2%.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Antinuclear / analysis*
  • Female
  • HLA Antigens / analysis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rheumatoid Factor / analysis
  • Sex Factors
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / immunology*


  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • HLA Antigens
  • Rheumatoid Factor