|Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and related antibodies mnemonics|
The more we know, the more we tend to forget and we don't want to forget, do we? Let's memorize them!
I made these weird associations to remember -
Anna is a girl and girls are emotional & sensitive.
Antibody sensitive for SLE? ANA!
Smith is a boy and boys are goal oriented & specific.
Antibody specific for SLE? Anti-Sm!
Once you were trying to find of the cause of SLE and suddenly the genius within you strikes and you go, "Aha! It could be drug induced!"
Antibody associated with DILE? AHA!
Your heart sings when it's happy. It sings, "La lala la lala la.."
Antibody that cross reacts with cardiolipin? LA!
Now all you need to remember is the one with the prognostic significance, that is, Anti-dsDNA and your Anti-SLE antibodies is a piece of cake!