IgG and IgA classes of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies in a 13-year-old girl with recurrent Henoch-Schonlein purpura

Jen Jar Lin, Charles L. Stewart, Frederick J. Kaskel, Richard N. Fine

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Abstract

We describe a 13-year-old girl with recurrent Henoch-Schonlein purpura whose symptoms were precipitated by upper respiratory tract infections. Her serum was positive for both IgG and IgA classes of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies by immunofluorescence. The titers of both autoantibodies correlated with disease activity. The immunopathology underlying these findings is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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