03-30-2004, 05:21 PM
• Hummers LK, Krishnan C, Casciola-Rosen L, Rosen A, Morris S, Mahoney JA, Kerr DA and Wigley FM (2004). Recurrent transverse myelitis associates with anti-Ro (SSA) autoantibodies. Neurology. 62: 147-9. Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. Transverse myelitis (TM) is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder of the spinal cord. The authors observed cases of recurrent TM in patients where anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies were present and therefore performed a case-control study to examine the frequency of anti-Ro autoantibodies in patients with recurrent TM and control subjects. Antibodies to 52-kd Ro were demonstrated in 77% of cases (10/13) compared with only 33% of control subjects (4/12).