IgA-a 1 antitrypsin complexes in ankylosing spondylitis

A study of 95 serum samples from 61 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) showed that 21 patients (34%) had raised levels of IgA-al antitrypsin complexes. These were associated with active disease as measured by a clinical index and also with erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C reactive protein, and serum IgA. In particular, an association was noted… CONTINUE READING