Antiendothelial cells autoantibodies in vasculitis-associated systemic diseases.

  title={Antiendothelial cells autoantibodies in vasculitis-associated systemic diseases.},
  author={Philippe Guilpain and Luc Mouthon},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  volume={35 1-2},
Antiendothelial cell antibodies (AECA) have been detected in healthy individuals, as well as in autoimmune and systemic inflammatory diseases, including systemic vasculitides. AECA have been reported in large vessel vasculitides such as giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis; medium-sized vessel vasculitides, such as polyarteritis nodosa related to hepatitis B virus infection and Kawasaki disease; and small-sized vessel vasculitides, such as Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic… CONTINUE READING


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