Serum anti-collagen type IV IgM antibodies and development of diabetic nephropathy in diabetics with essential hypertension.


INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Arterial hypertension and diabetic vascular complications are connected with an elevated degradation of elastic tissue. This process leads to an increased production of antibodies to collagen type IV (ACIV Abs). In the present investigation we studied whether the serum levels of antibodies (IgG, IgM and IgA) to collagen are related… (More)
DOI: 10.5114/ceji.2015.56966


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