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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139-43  

Cryoglobulin studies in systemic lupus erythematosus.

FF Sikander1, DS Salgaonkar2, VR Joshi3 
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F F Sikander


Twenty-two patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were investigated to study the incidence and immunochemical nature of circulating immune complexes. In 68.18% of patients, the immune complexes were detected as cryoglobulins. A significantly high value of serum IgG and IgA (1980.64 +/- 1031.53 and 283.81 +/- 131.02 mg% respectively) were observed in these patients compared to those in normal (1097.04 +/- 298.10 and 200.93 +/- 89.96 mg% respectively). The patients also had significantly low levels of serum complement fraction C3 (61.35 +/- 22.64 mg%). Correlation of these parameters could help in understanding of the role of immunochemical factors in the pathogenesis of the disease.


How to cite this article:
Sikander F F, Salgaonkar D S, Joshi V R. Cryoglobulin studies in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Postgrad Med 1989;35:139-43


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Sikander F F, Salgaonkar D S, Joshi V R. Cryoglobulin studies in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1989 [cited 2022 May 21 ];35:139-43
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