The diagnostic and clinical significance of anti-muscarinic receptor autoantibodies.

  title={The diagnostic and clinical significance of anti-muscarinic receptor autoantibodies.},
  author={Udi Nussinovitch and Yehuda Shoenfeld},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
  volume={42 3},
The role of autoimmunity in cardiovascular diseases has become one of the focal points of research studies. Autoimmune response and autoreactive autoantibodies have been found in dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure, rheumatic fever, myocarditis, atherosclerosis, and other diseases. Autoantibodies may appear due to tissue injury and exposure of autoantigens, in addition to molecular mimicry and cross-reactivity with antigens found in infectious agents in predisposed individuals. In the early… CONTINUE READING


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