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What is Antisynthetase syndrome?

What is Antisynthetase syndrome?

  • Antisynthetase syndrome: A rare autoimmune disease that affects the muscles. It involves the development of antibodies to an enzyme (aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase) which is involved in making proteins.

Antisynthetase syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Antisynthetase syndrome, or a subtype of Antisynthetase syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Antisynthetase syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Antisynthetase syndrome: Introduction

Types of Antisynthetase syndrome:

Broader types of Antisynthetase syndrome:

What causes Antisynthetase syndrome?

Causes of Antisynthetase syndrome: see causes of Antisynthetase syndrome

What are the symptoms of Antisynthetase syndrome?

Symptoms of Antisynthetase syndrome: see symptoms of Antisynthetase syndrome

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Antisynthetase syndrome: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Antisynthetase syndrome.
Treatments for Antisynthetase syndrome: see treatments for Antisynthetase syndrome
Research for Antisynthetase syndrome: see research for Antisynthetase syndrome

Name and Aliases of Antisynthetase syndrome

Main name of condition: Antisynthetase syndrome

Other names or spellings for Antisynthetase syndrome:


Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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