These symptoms, as per her history, were new manifestations that were absent in prior admissions and were associated with the significantly raised serum titers of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies and the positive titers of antinuclear antibodies
The study also revealed that antinuclear antibodies
were generally positive in 89-100% of patients.
are reported in lepromatous leprosy and lepra reactions, varying from 3 to 34% but in low titers (9, 10).
and the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in patients with acute intermittent porphyria.
The Prevalence and Significance of Positive Antinuclear Antibodies
in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: 2-4 Years' Follow-up.
Anticardiolipin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, and antinuclear antibodies
in epileptic patients.
Granulocyte-specific antinuclear antibodies
, possible significance for the pathogenesis, clinical features and diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
Children can be positive for antinuclear antibodies
, as several were in the study, Dr.
They also found that some of these autoantibodies may be more frequent in certain patients with CFS: "There was also an association between Ml and beta2 antibodies and elevated thyroid peroxidase/thyroglobulin (TPO/TG) and antinuclear antibodies
But 15 out of 84 such patients had underwent testing for antinuclear antibodies
and rheumatoid factor as part of the work up during hospital stay or in recent past (Table 2).
Kit for the detection of antinuclear antibodies
Additional laboratory investigation revealed negative antinuclear antibodies
, as well as negative anti-double-stranded DNA, anti-Smith, anti-Ro, anti-La, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies.
What laboratory methods are available for screening for antinuclear antibodies
, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these methods?
4 mg/dL), creatine kinase 1489 U/L (normal: 60-400 U/L), positive at 1:640 dilutions of antinuclear antibodies
(ANAs) in speckled pattern (normal: <1:40), complement 3 level 19.
Abstract Objective To determine the diagnostic accuracy of antinuclear antibodies
(ANA) and anti-double stranded DNA (dsDNA) antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus patients presenting with dermatological features.