ANCA with Specificity for Lactoferrin in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Antibodies to lactoferrin were detected in about 20% of patients with SLE, irrespective of the presence of renal involvement and in 10% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and in 19% of patients with scleroderma. We conclude that antilactoferrin antibodies may be found in different types of connective tissue disease. Their clinical significance in these diseases however remains to be elucidated.
KeywordsSystemic Lupus ERYTHEMATOSUS Systemic Lupus ERYTHEMATOSUS Patient Lupus Nephritis Connective Tissue Disease Renal Involvement
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