Diagnostic value of serum anti-C1q antibodies in patients with lupus nephritis: a meta-analysis.

@article{Yin2012DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of serum anti-C1q antibodies in patients with lupus nephritis: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Yu-feng Yin and X. Wu and Gangzhi Shan and X Zhang},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={1088-97}
}
The autoantibodies against C1q (anti-C1q) have been reported in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the past decade, though there were increasing studies suggesting it is relatively specific in lupus nephritis (LN), its overall diagnostic value in LN has not been evaluated. The meta-analysis was conducted to quantitatively evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of autoantibodies against C1q in patients with LN, and to provide more precise evidence of a correlation between anti-C1q… CONTINUE READING