Arthritis associated with intestinal-bypass procedure for morbid obesity. Complement activation and characterization of circulating cryoproteins.


Five patients were studied after intestinal-bypass operations for morbid obesity to determine if the arthritis observed in three of these patients was associated with circulating cryoproteins. Only serum from the three patients with acute arthritis contained cryoprotein complexes. The complexes comprised IgG, IgM, IgA, complement components C3, C4, C5 and… (More)


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