Anticardiolipin antibodies in patients from Malaysia with systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Anticardiolipin antibodies in patients from Malaysia with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Howard Wilber Jones and Rebecca Ireland and Giorgio Senaldi and Fengyun Wang and Munther Khamashta and A. J. Bellingham and K Veerapan and Graham R. V. Hughes and Diego Vergani},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={50 3},
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is highly prevalent in Malaysia, which has a mixed population of Malays, Chinese, and Indians. A quantitative enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to determine anticardiolipin antibody (aCL) levels (total immunoglobulin, IgG, and IgM) in 200 patients with SLE (164 Chinese, 26 Malay, and 10 Indian) attending the University Hospital of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and 103 matched controls. Only 33 (16.5%) of the patients had raised aCL levels; 26 had… CONTINUE READING


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