The value of IgA antiphospholipid testing for diagnosis of antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Bertolaccini2001TheVO,
  title={The value of IgA antiphospholipid testing for diagnosis of antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Maria Laura Bertolaccini and Tatsuya Atsumi and Alejandro Escudero Contreras and Munther A. Khamashta and George Richard Hughes},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={
          2637-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVE It is recognized that the presence of IgG and IgM anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and lupus anticoagulant (LAC) is associated with thrombosis in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Some reports have shown that testing for IgA anticardiolipin and anti-beta2-glycoprotein antibodies (anti-beta2-GPI) provides extra diagnostic help in patients with APS, while other authors could not support this data. We designed this cross sectional study to determine the prevalence of IgA aCL… CONTINUE READING

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