What’s the deal with anti-Jo-1 autoantibody?
This is such a common question in our group and on myositis discussion boards! While I don’t pretend to know much, I can tell you that when your blood work (or muscle biopsy) shows the anti-Jo-1 autoantibody you likely have PM and a higher chance of developing ILD. Here are some medical papers supporting this hypothesis, from tests run by different clinics, click here or here or here.
For a broader description of autoantibodies associated with myositis, click here.
We’re learning more about anti-Jo-1 ourselves, as we find more information and get our heads wrapped around the biology of this we’ll post more articles. Of course, if you know of any research or articles please post them in the comments section below! Thanks!