Value of autoantibody analysis in the differential diagnosis of chronic cholestatic liver disease.

@article{Milkiewicz2009ValueOA,
  title={Value of autoantibody analysis in the differential diagnosis of chronic cholestatic liver disease.},
  author={Piotr Milkiewicz and Hayman Buwaneswaran and Catalina Coltescu and Zakera Shums and Gary L Norman and Elizabeth Jenny Heathcote},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 12},
  pages={1355-60}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS It is challenging to diagnose patients with chronic cholestatic liver diseases when all the classic criteria are not fulfilled. We evaluated the performance of the recently developed MIT3-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), which detects antimitochondrial autoantibodies (AMAs), together with ELISAs for other autoimmune liver disease-related antibodies in patients with chronic cholestatic liver disease. METHODS Sera from 281 patients with chronic cholestatic… CONTINUE READING