The presence of autoantibodies directed to thyroid plasma membrane antigens in sera of patients with thyroid disorders, estimated by the reaction with labelled protein A.


The presence of antithyroid plasma membrane antibodies (ATMA) has been detected in 97% of patients with untreated hyperthyroid Graves' disease, 85% of methimazole treated hyperthyroid Graves' disease, 25% of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and 6.9% of patients with toxic nodular goitre. The ATMA index was negative in all healthy blood donors, in patients with non… (More)


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