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Title: Antiphospholipid antibodies in the connective tissue diseases: their relation to the antiphospholipid syndrome and forme fruste disease.
Authors: Buchanan, Russell R C;Wardlaw, J R;Riglar, A G;Littlejohn, G O;Miller, M H
Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1989
Citation: The Journal of Rheumatology; 16(6): 757-61
Abstract: Anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) were measured in the sera of patients with different connective tissue diseases and spondyloarthropathies. Elevated antibody binding was found in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, primary sicca syndrome, dermatopolymyositis and psoriatic arthritis but not in ankylosing spondylitis. The 15 highest binding SLE patients included 10 with Raynaud's phenomenon, 5 with livedo reticularis, 7 with vasculitis, 3 with major thrombotic episodes and 3 with spontaneous abortions. aCL were also measured in patients with these clinical features in isolation. Seven of 18 patients with multiple thromboses and 3/22 with multiple spontaneous abortions had raised aCL binding. Normal or near normal levels were found in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenia, livedo reticularis, a single cerebral thrombosis and uncomplicated myocardial infarction.
Internal ID Number: 2778757
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12835
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2778757
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Abortion, Habitual
Arthritis, Rheumatoid.immunology
Autoantibodies.analysis
Autoimmune Diseases.immunology
Cardiolipins.immunology
Connective Tissue Diseases.immunology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Female
Humans
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic.immunology
Male
Pregnancy
Spondylitis, Ankylosing.immunology
Syndrome
Thrombosis.immunology
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