The effect of anti-tuberculosis treatment on levels of anti-phospholipid and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibodies in patients with active tuberculosis

@article{Elkayam2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of anti-tuberculosis treatment on levels of anti-phospholipid and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibodies in patients with active tuberculosis},
  author={Ori Elkayam and Daniele Bendayan and Refael Segal and Yinon Shapira and Boris Gilburd and Sandra Reuter and Nancy Agmon-Levin and Yehuda Shoenfeld},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={949-953}
}
The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and effect of anti-tuberculosis treatment on anti-phospholipid antibodies and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmatic antibodies (ANCA) in patients with active mycobacterial infections. Thirty-three consecutive patients (age 56 years, 26 males) with recently diagnosed active tuberculosis (TB) were enrolled. Data included clinical disease features, symptom duration, multidrug resistance and presence of HIV. Serum samples taken before and after TB… CONTINUE READING
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