Antiphospholipid antibodies and kidney involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis

@article{Wielosz2009AntiphospholipidAA,
  title={Antiphospholipid antibodies and kidney involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis},
  author={Ewa Wielosz and Magdalena Dryglewska and Maria Majdan},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={955-959}
}
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies are often detected in systemic autoimmune diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the correlation between the presence of aPL and certain markers of renal function in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Fifty patients (pts) with SSc were examined for the presence of antibodies to cardiolipin (aCL) and to anti-beta 2 glycoprotein I (a-B2GPI) in immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG class. Moreover, serum levels of creatinine, cystatin C, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR… CONTINUE READING