Clinical interpretation of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies: parvovirus B19 infection as a pitfall.

@article{Hermann2005ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical interpretation of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies: parvovirus B19 infection as a pitfall.},
  author={Josef Hermann and Ulrike Demel and Doris Stuenzner and Elisabeth Daghofer and Gernot P. Tilz and Winfried Graninger},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={641-3}
}
BACKGROUND While antibodies directed against proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO-ANCA) have a high specificity for the diagnosis of systemic vasculitis, they may also be found as an epiphenomenon of acute viral infection. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether positive ANCA test results may be a common feature of acute parvovirus B19 infection. METHODS Sera were analysed from 1242 patients from a rheumatology outpatient clinic for reactivity with parvovirus B19 and EBV antibodies… CONTINUE READING

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