Occurrence of polymeric IgA1 rheumatoid factor in the acquired immune deficiency syndrome

The sera of 34 acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients and 20 healthy male homosexuals were examined for the presence of elevated levels of IgA and IgM rheumatoid factor (RF) and compared with results obtained with sera from 23 healthy laboratory volunteers. IgA RF levels were elevated (>3 standard deviation units) in 9 of 34 (26%) patients with… CONTINUE READING