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J Rheumatol ; 2019 Apr 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30988123

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OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of bacteremia in a large multicentric cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their clinical characteristics and to identify risk factors. METHODS: All bacteremic episodes from the Spanish RELESSER registry were included. Clinical and laboratory characteristics concerning bacteremia and SLE status, as well as comorbidities at the time of infection, were retrospectively collected. A comparison with sex- and age-matched SLE controls without bacteremia was made. A logistic regression was conducted. RESULTS: The study included 114 episodes of bacteremia in 83 patients. The incidence rate was 2.7/1000 patient-years. At the time of bacteremia, the median age was 40.5 (range: 8-90) years, and 88.6% of patients were female. The Safety of Estrogens in Lupus Erythematosus National Assessment-Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index was 4 [interquartile range (IQR) 8]; 41% had an SLE flare (66% severe); Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index was 3 (IQR 4). A comorbidity was recorded in 64% of cases. At the time of bacteremia, 88.6% received corticosteroids (68.6% > 10 mg/day) and 57% immunosuppressors. Gram-negative bacilli, most frequently Escherichia coli (29.8%), caused 52.6% of the episodes. The bacteremia-related mortality was 14% and bacteremia was recurrent in 27.2% of cases. A dose-response relationship was found between corticosteroids and bacteremia risk. In the multivariate analysis, these factors were associated with bacteremia: elevated creatinine (OR 1.31, 95% CI 1.01-1.70; p = 0.045), diabetes (OR 6.01, 95% CI 2.26-15.95; p < 0.001), cancer (OR 5.32, 95% CI 2.23-12.70; p < 0.001), immunosuppressors (OR 6.35, 95% CI 3.42-11.77; p < 0.001), and damage (OR 1.65, 95% CI 1.31-2.09; p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Bacteremia occurred mostly in patients with active SLE and was frequently associated with severe flares and corticosteroid use. Recurrence and mortality were high. Immunosuppressors, comorbidities, and disease-related damage were associated with bacteremia.

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Arthritis Rheumatol ; 2018 Sep 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30251476

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OBJECTIVE: A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted to shed light into the genetic background influencing the development of cardiovascular (CV) disease in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: After quality control and imputation, a total of 6,308,944 polymorphisms across the whole genome were analysed in 2,989 RA patients from European origin. Data on subclinical atherosclerosis, obtained by carotid ultrasonography through assessment of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and presence/absence of carotid plaques, were available for 1,355 individuals. RESULTS: A genetic variant of the RARB gene (rs116199914) was associated with cIMT values at the genome-wide level of significance (minor allele (G): beta (ß) coefficient=0.142, P=1.86E-08). Interestingly, rs116199914 overlapped with regulatory elements in tissues related to CV pathophysiology and immune cells. In addition, biological pathway enrichment and predictive protein-protein relationship analyses, including suggestive GWAS signals of potential relevance, revealed a functional enrichment of the collagen biosynthesis network related to the presence/absence of carotid plaques (GO:0032964, PFDR =4.01E-03). Furthermore, our data suggest a potential influence of the previously described candidate CV risk loci NFKB1, MSRA and ZC3HC1 (P=8.12E-04, P=5.94E-04 and P=2.46E-04, respectively). CONCLUSION: Our study strongly suggests that genetic variation within RARB contributes to the development of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with RA. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Sci Rep ; 7: 40303, 2017 01 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28059143

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A genetic component influences the development of atherosclerosis in the general population and also in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, genetic polymorphisms associated with atherosclerosis in the general population are not always involved in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in RA. Accordingly, a study in North-American RA patients did not show the association reported in the general population of coronary artery disease with a series of relevant polymorphisms (TCF21, LPA, HHIPL1, RASD1-PEMT, MRPS6, CYP17A1-CNNM2-NT5C2, SMG6-SRR, PHACTR1, WDR12 and COL4A1-COL4A2). In the present study, we assessed the potential association of these polymorphisms with CVD in Southern European RA patients. We also assessed if polymorphisms implicated in the increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in non-rheumatic Caucasians (ZHX2, PINX1, SLC17A4, LRIG1 and LDLR) may influence the risk for CVD in RA. 2,609 Spanish patients were genotyped by TaqMan assays. Subclinical atherosclerosis was determined in 1,258 of them by carotid ultrasonography (assessment of carotid intima media thickness and presence/absence of carotid plaques). No statistically significant differences were found when each polymorphism was assessed according to the presence/absence of cardiovascular events and subclinical atherosclerosis, after adjustment for potential confounder factors. Our results do not show an association between these 15 polymorphisms and atherosclerosis in RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Aterosclerose/complicações , Aterosclerose/genética , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/complicações , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Espanha
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Sci Rep ; 6: 31979, 2016 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27534721

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Association between elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels and subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular (CV) events was described in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CRP, HNF1A, LEPR, GCKR, NLRP3, IL1F10, PPP1R3B, ASCL1, HNF4A and SALL1 exert an influence on elevated CRP serum levels in non-rheumatic Caucasians. Consequently, we evaluated the potential role of these genes in the development of CV events and subclinical atherosclerosis in RA patients. Three tag CRP polymorphisms and HNF1A, LEPR, GCKR, NLRP3, IL1F10, PPP1R3B, ASCL1, HNF4A and SALL1 were genotyped in 2,313 Spanish patients by TaqMan. Subclinical atherosclerosis was determined in 1,298 of them by carotid ultrasonography (by assessment of carotid intima-media thickness-cIMT-and presence/absence of carotid plaques). CRP serum levels at diagnosis and at the time of carotid ultrasonography were measured in 1,662 and 1,193 patients, respectively, by immunoturbidimetry. Interestingly, a relationship between CRP and CRP serum levels at diagnosis and at the time of the carotid ultrasonography was disclosed. However, no statistically significant differences were found when CRP, HNF1A, LEPR, GCKR, NLRP3, IL1F10, PPP1R3B, ASCL1, HNF4A and SALL1 were evaluated according to the presence/absence of CV events, carotid plaques and cIMT after adjustment. Our results do not confirm an association between these genes and CV disease in RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/sangue , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Aterosclerose/sangue , Aterosclerose/genética , Proteína C-Reativa/genética , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Idoso , Artrite Reumatoide/epidemiologia , Aterosclerose/diagnóstico por imagem , Aterosclerose/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimorfismo Genético , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 95(9): e2891, 2016 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26945378

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The aim of the study was to profile those patients included in the RELESSER registry with histologically proven renal involvement in order to better understand the current state of lupus nephritis (LN) in Spain. RELESSER-TRANS is a multicenter cross-sectional registry with an analytical component. Information was collected from the medical records of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who were followed at participating rheumatology units. A total of 359 variables including demographic data, clinical manifestations, disease activity, severity, comorbidities, LN outcome, treatments, and mortality were recorded. Only patients with a histological confirmation of LN were included. We performed a descriptive analysis, chi-square or Student's t tests according to the type of variable and its relationship with LN. Odds ratio and confidence intervals were calculated by using simple logistic regression. LN was histologically confirmed in 1092/3575 patients (30.5%). Most patients were female (85.7%), Caucasian (90.2%), and the mean age at LN diagnosis was 28.4 ±â€Š12.7 years. The risk for LN development was higher in men (M/F:47.85/30.91%, P < 0.001), in younger individuals (P < 0.001), and in Hispanics (P = 0.03). Complete response to treatment was achieved in 68.3% of patients; 10.35% developed ESRD, which required a kidney transplant in 45% of such cases. The older the patient, the greater was the likelihood of complete response (P < 0.001). Recurrences were associated with persistent lupus activity at the time of the last visit (P < 0.001) and with ESRD (P < 0.001). Thrombotic microangiopathy was a risk factor for ESRD (P = 0.04), as for the necessity of dialysis (P = 0.01) or renal transplantation (P = 0.03). LN itself was a poor prognostic risk factor of mortality (OR 2.4 [1.81-3.22], P < 0.001). Patients receiving antimalarials had a significantly lower risk of developing LN (P < 0.001) and ESRD (P < 0.001), and responded better to specific treatments for LN (P = 0.014). More than two-thirds of the patients with LN from a wide European cohort achieved a complete response to treatment. The presence of positive anti-Sm antibodies was associated with a higher frequency of LN and a decreased rate of complete response to treatment. The use of antimalarials reduced both the risk of developing renal disease and its severity, and contributed to attaining a complete renal response.


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Nefrite Lúpica/epidemiologia , Sistema de Registros , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Nefrite Lúpica/terapia , Masculino , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Reumatologia , Espanha/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 34(2 Suppl 96): S40-7, 2016 Mar-Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26575317

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OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and to study its relationship to depression and other SLE-related factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional data analysis from the RELESSER-Transversal Spanish Registry, which includes SLE patients in a national multicentre retrospective charts review, was performed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: patients who fulfilled ≥4 ACR 1997 SLE criteria. Main variables were disease duration, depression, sociodemographics, comorbidities, SLE activity symptoms, serological findings, therapies and different disease status indices. Statistical analyses included a descriptive, associative and logistic regression analyses. A literature review was performed. RESULTS: 3,591 SLE patients were included, 90.1% women, 34.6 years of age at diagnosis (SD 14.6 years) and 93.1% Caucasians. FM prevalence was 6.2%. SLE patients with disease duration >5 years showed more FM than those with duration <5 years: 6.9% vs. 4.0%, respectively (p<0.05). SLE-FM patients showed higher prevalence of depression compared to non-FM-SLE patients: 53.1% vs. 14.6%, respectively (p<0.001). After adjusting by risk factors, the OR (CI) of suffering depression in FM-SLE patients was 6.779 (4.770-9.636), p<0.001. The OR of having secondary Sjögren's 2.447 (1.662-3.604), p<0.001, photosensitivity 2.184 (1.431-3.334), p<0.001, and oral ulcers 1.436 (1.005-2.051), p=0.047. CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of FM in Caucasian SLE patients was high compared to the general population, and was significantly higher in those in later stages of disease. SLE patients with depression showed a strong risk of developing FM. Photosensitivity, oral ulcers and secondary Sjögren's were the only SLE-related factors associated with FM.


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Depressão , Fibromialgia , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico , Adulto , Anticorpos Antinucleares/análise , Estudos Transversais , Depressão/diagnóstico , Depressão/etiologia , Depressão/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Fibromialgia/diagnóstico , Fibromialgia/epidemiologia , Fibromialgia/etiologia , Fibromialgia/psicologia , Humanos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidade do Paciente , Prevalência , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Semin Thromb Hemost ; 41(6): 621-8, 2015 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26276934

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Behçet disease (BD) is a rare multisystem, inflammatory disease of unknown etiology with vascular involvement and associated thrombogenicity. This review aims to describe the involvement of various mediators in endothelial cell damage and in the hypercoagulable state of BD. The scenario of the chronic inflammation present in BD shows an increased oxidative condition that contributes to endothelial cell damage and induces platelet, leukocyte, and endothelial cell activation through the release of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. These factors, together with the increased levels of homocysteine observed in BD patients, induce the endothelial cell expression of adhesion molecules (VCAM-1 and ICAM-1) and tissue factor; the release of cytokines, soluble CD40L (sCD40L), matrix metalloproteinase-9, and blood coagulation factor V; the inhibition of fibrinolysis; the disruption of nitric oxide metabolism; and the increase in platelet reactivity and lipid peroxidation. Endothelial cell dysfunction leads to a prothrombotic and antifibrinolytic phenotype in BD patients. Increased levels of homocysteine, fibrinogen, and plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 seem to be involved in the procoagulant condition of this pathology that has been verified by end-point tests as well as by global coagulation tests.


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Síndrome de Behçet/sangue , Endotélio Vascular/fisiopatologia , Tromboembolia/etiologia , Trombofilia/etiologia , Autoanticorpos/imunologia , Síndrome de Behçet/complicações , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea , Antígenos CD40/fisiologia , Ligante de CD40/fisiologia , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/sangue , Citocinas/fisiologia , Fibrinólise , Humanos , Hiper-Homocisteinemia/sangue , Hiper-Homocisteinemia/etiologia , Inflamação , Leucócitos/imunologia , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/fisiologia , Modelos Biológicos , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Ativação Plaquetária , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Tromboembolia/sangue , Trombofilia/sangue , Trombofilia/fisiopatologia , Tromboplastina/fisiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 94(29): e1183, 2015 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26200625

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This article estimates the frequency of cardiovascular (CV) events that occurred after diagnosis in a large Spanish cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and investigates the main risk factors for atherosclerosis. RELESSER is a nationwide multicenter, hospital-based registry of SLE patients. This is a cross-sectional study. Demographic and clinical variables, the presence of traditional risk factors, and CV events were collected. A CV event was defined as a myocardial infarction, angina, stroke, and/or peripheral artery disease. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to investigate the possible risk factors for atherosclerosis. From 2011 to 2012, 3658 SLE patients were enrolled. Of these, 374 (10.9%) patients suffered at least a CV event. In 269 (7.4%) patients, the CV events occurred after SLE diagnosis (86.2% women, median [interquartile range] age 54.9 years [43.2-66.1], and SLE duration of 212.0 months [120.8-289.0]). Strokes (5.7%) were the most frequent CV event, followed by ischemic heart disease (3.8%) and peripheral artery disease (2.2%). Multivariate analysis identified age (odds ratio [95% confidence interval], 1.03 [1.02-1.04]), hypertension (1.71 [1.20-2.44]), smoking (1.48 [1.06-2.07]), diabetes (2.2 [1.32-3.74]), dyslipidemia (2.18 [1.54-3.09]), neurolupus (2.42 [1.56-3.75]), valvulopathy (2.44 [1.34-4.26]), serositis (1.54 [1.09-2.18]), antiphospholipid antibodies (1.57 [1.13-2.17]), low complement (1.81 [1.12-2.93]), and azathioprine (1.47 [1.04-2.07]) as risk factors for CV events. We have confirmed that SLE patients suffer a high prevalence of premature CV disease. Both traditional and nontraditional risk factors contribute to this higher prevalence. Although it needs to be verified with future studies, our study also shows-for the first time-an association between diabetes and CV events in SLE patients.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/complicações , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/complicações , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Aterosclerose/complicações , Comorbidade , Estudos Transversais , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Fumar/epidemiologia , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Espanha
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Biomed Res Int ; 2015: 318364, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25815310

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a polygenic disease associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular (CV) mortality. JAK/STAT signalling pathway is involved in autoimmune diseases and in the atherosclerotic process. JAK3 is a highly promising target for immunomodulatory drugs and polymorphisms in JAK3 gene have been associated with CV events in incident dialysis patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the potential role of JAK3 polymorphisms in the development of CV disease in patients with RA. 2136 Spanish RA patients were genotyped for the rs3212780 and rs3212752 JAK3 gene polymorphisms by TaqMan assays. Subclinical atherosclerosis was evaluated in 539 of these patients by carotid ultrasonography (US). No statistically significant differences were found when each polymorphism was assessed according to carotid intima-media thickness values and presence/absence of carotid plaques in RA, after adjusting the results for potential confounders. Moreover, no significant differences were obtained when RA patients were stratified according to the presence/absence of CV events after adjusting for potential confounders. In conclusion, our results do not confirm association between JAK3 polymorphisms and CV disease in RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/complicações , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Estudos de Associação Genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Janus Quinase 3/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Artrite Reumatoide/enzimologia , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Doenças Cardiovasculares/complicações , Doenças Cardiovasculares/enzimologia , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Demografia , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Peptídeos Cíclicos/metabolismo , Placa Aterosclerótica/complicações , Placa Aterosclerótica/enzimologia , Placa Aterosclerótica/genética
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Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) ; 67(8): 1180-5, 2015 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25581417

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OBJECTIVE: The new Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) 2012 classification criteria aimed to improve the performance of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) classification over the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1997 criteria. However, the SLICC 2012 criteria need further external validation. Our objective was to compare the sensitivity for SLE classification between the ACR 1997 and the SLICC 2012 criteria sets in a real-life, multicenter, international SLE population. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of patients with a clinical diagnosis of SLE followed at the participating rheumatology centers and registered in the Portuguese and Spanish national registries. The sensitivity of the 2 classification sets was compared using McNemar's test. The sensitivity of ACR 1997 and SLICC 2012 was further examined in 5 subgroups, defined according to disease duration. RESULTS: We included 2,055 SLE patients (female 91.4%, white 93.5%, mean ± SD age at disease onset 33.1 ± 14.4 years, mean ± SD age at SLE diagnosis 35.3 ± 14.7 years, and mean ± SD age at the time of the study 47.4 ± 14.6 years) from 17 centers. The sensitivity for SLE classification was higher with the SLICC 2012 than with the ACR 1997 (93.2% versus 85.6%; P < 0.0001). Of 296 patients not fulfilling the ACR 1997, 62.8% could be classified with the SLICC 2012. The subgroup of patients with ≤5 years since disease onset presented the largest difference in sensitivity between the SLICC 2012 and the ACR 1997 (89.3% versus 76.0%; P < 0.0001); this difference diminished with longer disease duration, and it was no longer significant for patients with >20 years of disease duration. CONCLUSION: The SLICC 2012 criteria were more sensitive than the ACR 1997 criteria in real-life clinical practice in SLE. The SLICC 2012 criteria may allow patients to be classified as having SLE earlier in the disease course.


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Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/classificação , Reumatologia/normas , Adulto , Estudos de Coortes , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Estados Unidos
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PLoS One ; 9(9): e106823, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25184828

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INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease with high incidence of cardiovascular disease due to accelerated atherosclerosis. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) has been associated with increased risk of atherosclerotic disease in the general population. Several polymorphisms in the OPG gene with functional effects on cardiovascular disease in non-rheumatic individuals have been described. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the effect of three of these functional OPG polymorphisms on the risk of cardiovascular disease in a large and well-characterized cohort of Spanish patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Three OPG gene variants (rs3134063, rs2073618 and rs3134069) were genotyped by TaqMan assays in 2027 Spanish patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibody testing was positive in 997 of 1714 tested. Also, 18.3% of the whole series had experienced cardiovascular events, including 5.4% with cerebrovascular accidents. The relationship between OPG variants and cardiovascular events was assessed using Cox regression. RESULTS: No association between OPG gene variants and cardiovascular disease was observed in the whole group of rheumatoid arthritis patients or in anti-CCP positive patients. Nevertheless, a protective effect of CGA haplotype on the risk of cardiovascular disease in general, and specifically in the risk of cerebrovascular complications after adjusting for sex, age at disease diagnosis and traditional cardiovascular risk factors was disclosed in anti-CCP negative patients (HR = 0.54; 95%CI: 0.31-0.95; p = 0.032 and HR = 0.17; 95%CI: 0.04-0.78; p = 0.022, respectively). CONCLUSION: Our results indicate a protective effect of the OPG CGA haplotype on cardiovascular risk, mainly due to a protective effect against cerebrovascular events in anti-CCP negative rheumatoid arthritis patients.


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Artrite Reumatoide , Autoanticorpos/sangue , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares , Haplótipos , Osteoprotegerina/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Idoso , Artrite Reumatoide/sangue , Artrite Reumatoide/complicações , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/sangue , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/etiologia , Transtornos Cerebrovasculares/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Peptídeos Cíclicos/sangue , Espanha
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Arthritis Res Ther ; 16(5): 436, 2014 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25260880

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INTRODUCTION: Approximately 100 loci have been definitively associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility. However, they explain only a fraction of RA heritability. Interactions between polymorphisms could explain part of the remaining heritability. Multiple interactions have been reported, but only the shared epitope (SE) × protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22) interaction has been replicated convincingly. Two recent studies deserve attention because of their quality, including their replication in a second sample collection. In one of them, researchers identified interactions between PTPN22 and seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). The other showed interactions between the SE and the null genotype of glutathione S-transferase Mu 1 (GSTM1) in the anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide-positive (anti-CCP+) patients. In the present study, we aimed to replicate association with RA susceptibility of interactions described in these two high-quality studies. METHODS: A total of 1,744 patients with RA and 1,650 healthy controls of Spanish ancestry were studied. Polymorphisms were genotyped by single-base extension. SE genotypes of 736 patients were available from previous studies. Interaction analysis was done using multiple methods, including those originally reported and the most powerful methods described. RESULTS: Genotypes of one of the SNPs (rs4695888) failed quality control tests. The call rate for the other eight polymorphisms was 99.9%. The frequencies of the polymorphisms were similar in RA patients and controls, except for PTPN22 SNP. None of the interactions between PTPN22 SNPs and the six SNPs that met quality control tests was replicated as a significant interaction term--the originally reported finding--or with any of the other methods. Nor was the interaction between GSTM1 and the SE replicated as a departure from additivity in anti-CCP+ patients or with any of the other methods. CONCLUSIONS: None of the interactions tested were replicated in spite of sufficient power and assessment with different assays. These negative results indicate that whether interactions are significant contributors to RA susceptibility remains unknown and that strict standards need to be applied to claim that an interaction exists.


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Distribuição de Qui-Quadrado , Epistasia Genética , Feminino , Genótipo , Glutationa Transferase/genética , Cadeias HLA-DRB1/genética , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína Tirosina Fosfatase não Receptora Tipo 22/genética
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Arthritis Res Ther ; 16(4): R146, 2014 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25011482

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INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex polygenic inflammatory disease associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular (CV) disease risk. Interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) is a regulator of type I interferon induction. Recently, researchers have described an association between multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the IRF5 gene and some rheumatic disorders. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether three different haplotype blocks within the IRF5 locus which have been shown to alter the protein function are involved in the risk of CV events occurring in Spanish RA patients. METHODS: Three IRF5 polymorphisms (rs2004640, rs2070197 and rs10954213) representative of each haplotype group were genotyped by performing TaqMan assays using a 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR System with tissue from a total of 2,137 Spanish patients diagnosed with RA. Among them, 390 (18.2%) had experienced CV events. The relationship of IRF5 genotypes and haplotypes to CV events was tested using Cox regression. RESULTS: Male sex, age at RA diagnosis and most traditional risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia and smoking habit) were associated with increased risk for CV events in the RA population. Interestingly, a protective effect of both IRF5 rs2004640 GG and IRF5 rs10954213 GG genotypes against the risk for CV events after adjusting the results for sex, age at RA diagnosis and traditional CV disease risk factors was observed (hazard ratio (HR) = 0.6, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.38 to 0.92, P = 0.02; and HR = 0.58, 95% CI = 0.36 to 0.95, P = 0.03, respectively). Moreover, we detected a protective effect of the GTG haplotype against the risk for CV events after adjusting the results for potential confounding factors (HR = 0.72, 95% CI = 0.56 to 0.93, P = 0.012). CONCLUSIONS: Our results reveal that IRF5 gene variants are associated with risk of CV events in patients with RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/complicações , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Feminino , Genótipo , Haplótipos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Fatores de Risco
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Mediators Inflamm ; 2014: 756279, 2014.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24795506

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INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a polygenic disease associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular (CV) mortality. Recent studies have identified the ABO rs579459, PPAP2B rs17114036, and ADAMTS7 rs3825807 polymorphisms as genetic variants associated with coronary artery disease and the PIK3CG rs17398575 and EDNRA rs1878406 polymorphisms as the most significant signals related to the presence of carotid plaque in nonrheumatic Caucasian individuals. Accordingly, we evaluated the potential relationship between these 5 polymorphisms and subclinical atherosclerosis (assessed by carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and presence/absence of carotid plaques) and CV disease in RA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 2140 Spanish RA patients were genotyped for the 5 polymorphisms by TaqMan assays. Subclinical atherosclerosis was evaluated in 620 of these patients by carotid ultrasonography technology. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found when each polymorphism was assessed according to cIMT values and presence/absence of carotid plaques in RA, after adjusting the results for potential confounders. Moreover, no significant differences were obtained when RA patients were stratified according to the presence/absence of CV disease after adjusting for potential confounders. CONCLUSION: Our results do not confirm association between ABO rs579459, PPAP2B rs17114036, ADAMTS7 rs3825807, PIK3CG rs17398575, and EDNRA rs1878406 and subclinical atherosclerosis and CV disease in RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/metabolismo , Doenças Cardiovasculares/metabolismo , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Sistema do Grupo Sanguíneo ABO/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Classe Ib de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/genética , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fosfatidato Fosfatase/genética
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PLoS One ; 8(10): e77695, 2013.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24204921

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UNLABELLED: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex polygenic inflammatory disease associated with accelerated atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Previous genome-wide association studies have described SMAD3 rs17228212 polymorphism as an important signal associated with CV events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate for the first time the relationship between this gene polymorphism and the susceptibility to CV manifestations and its potential association with the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by the evaluation of carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in patients with RA. METHODS: One thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven patients fulfilling classification criteria for RA were genotyped for SMAD3 rs17228212 gene polymorphism through TaqMan genotyping assay. Also, subclinical atherosclerosis determined by the assessment of cIMT was analyzed in a subgroup of these patients by carotid ultrasonography. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were observed when allele frequencies of RA patients with or without CV events were compared. Nevertheless, when RA patients were stratified according to anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) status, we found that in RA patients who were negative for anti-CCP antibodies, the presence of C allele of SMAD3 rs17228212 polymorphism conferred a protective effect against the risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) after adjustment for demographic and classic CV risk factors (HR [95%CI]=0.36 [0.14-0.94], p=0.038) in a Cox regression model. Additionally, correlation between the presence of C allele of SMAD3 rs17228212 polymorphism and lower values of cIMT was found after adjustment for demographic and classic CV risk factors (p-value=0.0094) in the anti-CCP negative RA patients. CONCLUSIONS: Our results revealed that SMAD3 rs17228212 gene variant is associated with lower risk of CVA and less severe subclinical atherosclerosis in RA patients negative for anti-CCP antibodies. These findings may have importance to establish predictive models of CV disease in RA patients according to anti-CCP status.


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Artrite Reumatoide/complicações , Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Proteína Smad3/genética , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Aterosclerose/etiologia , Aterosclerose/genética , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Espessura Intima-Media Carotídea , Feminino , Frequência do Gene/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Risco , Espanha
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Orphanet J Rare Dis ; 8: 81, 2013 May 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23711081

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BACKGROUND: Behçet disease (BD) is associated with a prothrombotic state of unknown origin that may lead to life-threatening events. Calibrated Automated Thrombogram (CAT) and Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) are two global haemostasis assays that may reveal new insights into the physiopathological mechanisms of the disease and its procoagulant condition. METHODS: 23 BD patients who had no signs or symptoms of current thrombosis and 33 age- and sex-matched controls were included in the study. We performed ROTEM and CAT tests and assessed erythrocyte count, platelet count, platelet contribution to clot formation and plasma levels of tissue-type plasminogen activator, plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1), fibrinogen, C-reactive protein (CRP), thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT), D-dimer and E-selectin (ES). RESULTS: Both ROTEM and CAT tests showed a hypercoagulable state in the BD patients. Plasma levels of PAI-1, fibrinogen, TAT, CRP and ES were significantly increased in this group compared to controls. The disease activity (DA) was significantly correlated with levels of ES and the maximum clot firmness, and this last one, in turn, correlated with rising levels of ES, PAI-1, CRP and fibrinogen. CAT parameters did not correlate with DA or ES. CONCLUSIONS: Both ROTEM and CAT tests reveal that patients with BD have a procoagulant state even in the absence of thrombosis. ROTEM test indicates that increased levels of fibrinogen and PAI-1 may be involved in the prothrombotic state of this pathology, while platelets do not significantly contribute. Moreover, CAT assay demonstrate that plasma from BD patients is able to generate more thrombin than controls in response to the same stimulus and that this effect is independent of the DA and the endothelial impairment suggesting the involvement of another factor in the hypercoagulable state observed in BD patients. This study also shows that endothelium activation/damage may be a contributing factor in both the procoagulant and clinical conditions of BD, as shown by the direct correlation between ES levels, ROTEM parameters and DA.


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Síndrome de Behçet/sangue , Síndrome de Behçet/fisiopatologia , Fatores de Coagulação Sanguínea/metabolismo , Coagulação Sanguínea , Trombina/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Síndrome de Behçet/patologia , Contagem de Células Sanguíneas , Testes de Coagulação Sanguínea , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Fibrinólise , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Ativação Plaquetária/imunologia , Tromboelastografia , Trombose/sangue , Trombose/imunologia , Trombose/fisiopatologia
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Ann Rheum Dis ; 72(12): 2032-8, 2013 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23444193

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated IRAK1 non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism rs1059702 is responsible for the Xq28 association with SSc or whether there are other independent signals in the nearby methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 gene (MECP2). METHODS: We analysed a total of 3065 women with SSc and 2630 unaffected controls from five independent Caucasian cohorts. Four tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms of MECP2 (rs3027935, rs17435, rs5987201 and rs5945175) and the IRAK1 variant rs1059702 were genotyped using TaqMan predesigned assays. A meta-analysis including all cohorts was performed to test the overall effect of these Xq28 polymorphisms on SSc. RESULTS: IRAK1 rs1059702 and MECP2 rs17435 were associated specifically with diffuse cutaneous SSc (PFDR=4.12×10(-3), OR=1.27, 95% CI 1.09 to 1.47, and PFDR=5.26×10(-4), OR=1.30, 95% CI 1.14 to 1.48, respectively), but conditional logistic regression analysis showed that the association of IRAK1 rs1059702 with this subtype was explained by that of MECP2 rs17435. On the other hand, IRAK1 rs1059702 was consistently associated with presence of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), because statistical significance was observed when comparing SSc patients PF+ versus controls (PFDR=0.039, OR=1.30, 95% CI 1.07 to 1.58) and SSc patients PF+ versus SSc patients PF- (p=0.025, OR=1.26, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.55). CONCLUSIONS: Our data clearly suggest the existence of two independent signals within the Xq28 region, one located in IRAK1 related to PF and another in MECP2 related to diffuse cutaneous SSc, indicating that both genes may have an impact on the clinical outcome of the disease.


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Cromossomos Humanos X/genética , Doenças Genéticas Ligadas ao Cromossomo X/genética , Escleroderma Sistêmico/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Frequência do Gene , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Haplótipos , Humanos , Quinases Associadas a Receptores de Interleucina-1/genética , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Proteína 2 de Ligação a Metil-CpG/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Fibrose Pulmonar/etiologia , Fibrose Pulmonar/genética , Esclerodermia Difusa/genética , Escleroderma Sistêmico/complicações
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J Rheumatol ; 39(12): 2294-302, 2012 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-23027890

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OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a genetically complex autoimmune disease; the genetic component has not been fully defined. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) plays a crucial role in immunity and fibrosis, both key aspects of SSc. We investigated the influence of IL6 gene in the susceptibility and phenotype expression of SSc. METHODS: We performed a large metaanalysis including a total of 2749 cases and 3189 controls from 6 white populations (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom). Three IL6 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP; rs2069827, rs1800795, and rs2069840) were selected by SNP tagging and genotyped using TaqMan(®) allele discrimination technology. RESULTS: Individual SNP metaanalysis showed no evidence of association of the 3 IL6 genetic variants with the global disease. Phenotype analyses revealed a significant association between the minor allele of rs2069840 and the limited cutaneous SSc clinical form (Bonferroni p = 0.036, OR 1.14, 95% CI 1.04-1.25). A trend of association between the minor allele of the rs1800795 and the diffuse cutaneous SSc clinical form was also evident (Bonferroni p = 0.072, OR 0.86, 95% CI 0.77-0.96). In the IL6 allelic combination analyses, the GGC allelic combination rs2069827-rs1800795-rs2069840 showed an association with overall SSc (Bonferroni p = 0.016, OR 1.13, 95% CI 1.04-1.23). CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that the IL6 gene may influence the development of SSc and its progression.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Interleucina-6/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Escleroderma Sistêmico/genética , Progressão da Doença , Europa (Continente)/epidemiologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/etnologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Escleroderma Sistêmico/etnologia
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Thromb Haemost ; 107(1): 88-98, 2012 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22116092

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Platelets are the major source of plasma-soluble CD40L (sCD40L), an important inflammatory mediator. This study explored the impact of platelet-derived sCD40L on Behçet disease (BD), an autoinflammatory vasculitis. We also searched for influences by platelet matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) -2 and MMP-9, implicated in several inflammatory diseases, on CD40L shedding from platelet membrane. Platelet activation were studied by flow cytometry and aggregometry, surface expression of CD40L and platelet-leukocyte aggregates by flow cytometry, sCD40L by ELISA, cellular CD40L and CD40 levels by Western blot and MMPs activity by gelatin zymography. The effect of sCD40L on MMP9 expression was studied in cultured MEG-01 cells. Plasma and platelet-released sCD40L levels were higher in BD patients. No differences in platelet activation and in platelet-leukocyte aggregates formation were observed between BD patients and controls. Plasma and platelet MMP-9 levels were increased in BD patients, whereas there was no difference in platelet MMP-2 activity. Since a correlation between plasma sCD40L and platelet MMP-9 activity was observed, we studied the influence of sCD40L on MMP-9 levels in the megakaryoblastic cell line MEG-01. Treatment of MEG-01 cells with recombinant sCD40L increased MMP-9 but did not change MMP-2 levels. In conclusion, sCD40L release from platelets was mediated by MMP-9, and MMP-9 expression was in turn upregulated by sCD40L in the MEG-01 cell line. We conclude that platelets and megakaryocytes might participate in a positive feedback loop occurring between sCD40L and MMP-9 which would contribute to the proinflammatory state observed in BD.


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Síndrome de Behçet/sangue , Ligante de CD40/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Síndrome de Behçet/imunologia , Plaquetas/citologia , Plaquetas/metabolismo , Antígenos CD40/biossíntese , Ligante de CD40/sangue , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática/métodos , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo/métodos , Humanos , Inflamação/imunologia , Masculino , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/sangue , Megacariócitos/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Vasculite/metabolismo
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Rheumatology (Oxford) ; 50(11): 1976-81, 2011 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21875883

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to confirm the implication of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) gene in SSc susceptibility or clinical phenotypes in a large European population. METHODS: A total of 3800 SSc patients and 4282 healthy controls of white Caucasian ancestry from eight different European countries were included in the study. The MIF -173 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was selected as genetic marker and genotyped using Taqman 5' allelic discrimination assay. RESULTS: The MIF -173 SNP showed association with SSc [P = 0.04, odds ratio (OR) = 1.10, 95% CI 1.00, 1.19]. Analysis of the MIF -173 polymorphism according to SSc clinical phenotype revealed that the frequency of the -173*C allele was significantly higher in the dcSSc group compared with controls (P = 5.30E-03, OR = 1.21, 95% CI 1.07, 1.38). Conversely, the frequency of the MIF -173*C allele was significantly underrepresented in the lcSSc group compared with dcSSc patients, supporting previous findings [(P = 0.04, OR = 0.86, 95% CI 0.75, 0.99); meta-analysis including previous results (P = 0.005, OR = 0.83, 95% CI 0.73, 0.94)]. CONCLUSION: Our results confirm the role of MIF -173 promoter polymorphism in SSc, and provide evidence of a strong association with the dcSSc subgroup of patients. Hence, the MIF -173 variant is confirmed as a promising clinical phenotype genetic marker.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Fatores Inibidores da Migração de Macrófagos/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Escleroderma Sistêmico/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Marcadores Genéticos , Genótipo , Humanos , Razão de Chances , Escleroderma Sistêmico/sangue
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