Anti-endothelial cell antibodies in retinal vasculitis.

  title={Anti-endothelial cell antibodies in retinal vasculitis.},
  author={Clive Edelsten and David D D'Cruz and Graham R. V. Hughes and Elizabeth M. Graham},
  journal={Current eye research},
  volume={11 Suppl},
Auto-antibodies to endothelial cells are found in a variety of vasculitic disorders including two diseases associated with retinal vasculitis: Behcet's disease and multiple sclerosis. In this study we have examined the prevalence of anti-endothelial cell antibodies [AECA] in 15 patients with retinal vasculitis [RV] associated with Behcet's disease, multiple sclerosis or sarcoidosis and 20 patients with idiopathic retinal vasculitis. 47% of patients with RV associated with systemic disease and… CONTINUE READING