Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) and ANA Profile Tests in Children with Autoimmune Disorders: A Retrospective Study

@article{Perilloux2000AntinuclearA,
  title={Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) and ANA Profile Tests in Children with Autoimmune Disorders: A Retrospective Study},
  author={Brannon C. Perilloux and Avinash K. Shetty and Lily E. Leiva and Abraham Gedalia},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={19},
  pages={200-203}
}
The study objective was to determine the clinical value of positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and ANA profile tests in children with autoimmune disorders. A retrospective chart review was carried out of all patients under 18 years of age with a positive ANA test (HEp-2 cell substrate, titre ≥1:40) and ANA profile (ELISA) referred to the paediatric rheumatology service at the authors” institution between 1992 and 1996. Of 245 children with a positive ANA test, 134 (55%) had an autoimmune… CONTINUE READING
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