[Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in nonvasculitis diseases: clinical correlates and target antigens].

Abstract

The value of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in the diagnosis of several types of idiopathic vasculitis has been well-documented: In these diseases the ANCA show two classical immunofluorescence patterns, C-ANCA and P-ANCA, which have antigen specificity for the myeloperoxidase and proteinase 3, respectively. However, the appearance of ANCA in… (More)

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