antinuclear antibodies

  • 1 Antinuclear antibodies — Anti nuclear antibodies are antibodies directed against the cell nucleus. They are raised in several conditions, usually in an auto immune condition where the immune system makes antibodies to fight its own body. Normally a test (see External… …

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  • 2 antinuclear antibodies — (ANA) antibodies directed against nuclear antigens; ones against a variety of different antigens are almost invariably found in systemic lupus erythematosus and are frequently found in rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma (systemic sclerosis),… …

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  • 3 Antinuclear antibody — An unusual antibody that is directed against structures within the nucleus of the cell. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are found in patients whose immune system is predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues. Antibodies that… …

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  • 4 Antinuclear antibody test — A test for unusual antibodies that are directed against structures within the nucleus of the cell. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) indicate the possible presence of autoimmunity. The fluorescent antinuclear antibody test (FANA) was designed by… …

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  • 5 antinuclear — adjective Date: 1958 1. tending to react with cell nuclei or their components (as DNA) < antinuclear antibodies > 2. opposing the use or production of nuclear power …

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  • 6 antinuclear — Having an affinity for or reacting with the cell nucleus. * * * an·ti·nu·cle·ar n(y)ü klē ər adj being antibodies or autoantibodies that react with components and esp. DNA of cell nuclei and that tend to occur frequently in connective tissue… …

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  • 7 antinuclear — ˌ adjective 1. [anti + nucleus + ar (I)] : being antibodies or autoantibodies that react with components and especially DNA of cell nuclei and that tend to occur frequently in connective tissue diseases (as systemic lupus erythematosus,… …

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  • 8 Antibody, antinuclear — An unusual antibody that is directed against structures within the nucleus of the cell. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are found in patients whose immune system is predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues. Antibodies that… …

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  • 9 Anti-p62 antibodies — AutoAbBox Autoantigen = p62 OneIsoform = Yes OneIsoformSpecialName = Nucleoporin 62kDA OneGene = NUP62 OneOrgan = Bile Duct OneTissue = OneCell = OneAlso = OneDisease = Primary biliary cirrhosis OneIgClass = OneIgGSubclass = OneHLA1 = DR2 (weak)… …

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  • 10 Anti-cardiolipin antibodies — (ACA) are antibodies often directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases including syphiliscite journal | author = Tringali GR, Julian AJ, Halbert WM | title = Effect of 2 mercaptoethanol treatment on anticardiolipin reactivity in… …

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  • 11 ANA — Antinuclear antibody, an unusual antibody directed against structures within the nucleus of the cell. ANAs are found in patients whose immune system is predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body tissues. Antibodies that are directed …

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  • 12 Immune tolerance in pregnancy — or gestational/maternal immune tolerance is the absence of a maternal immune response against the fetus and placenta, which thus may be viewed as unusually successful allografts, since they genetically differ from the mother.[1] In the same way,… …

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  • 13 Systemic lupus erythematosus — For other uses, see lupus (disambiguation). Systemic lupus erythematosus Classification and external resources The typical butterfly rash found in lupus ICD 10 L …

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  • 14 Anti-nuclear antibody — Anti nuclear antibodies (ANAs, also known as anti nuclear factor or ANF ) are antibodies directed against contents of the cell nucleus. [MeshName|Antinuclear+Antibody] They are present in higher than normal numbers in autoimmune disease. The ANA… …

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  • 15 lupus erythematosus — /er euh thee meuh toh seuhs, them euh /, Pathol. any of several autoimmune diseases, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches. [1855 60; < NL: erythematous lupus] * * * Either of two inflammatory autoimmune… …

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  • 16 connective tissue disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect human connective tissue. Diseases of the connective tissue can be divided into (1) a group of relatively uncommon genetic disorders (genetic disease, human) that affect the primary structure of… …

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  • 17 APECED (autoimmune polyendocrinopathy) — 1. The child with APS develops problems in numerous glands (polyglandular) including hypoparathyroidism, hypogonadism (with sex gland failure), adrenal insufficiency, type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes with insufficient insulin production by the …

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  • 18 Autoimmune disease — Autoimmune diseases Classification and external resources ICD 10 D84.9, M35.9 ICD 9 279.4 …

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  • 19 immune system disorder — Introduction        Disorders of the immune systemany of various failures in the body s defense mechanisms against infectious organisms (see table (Disorders of the immune system)). Disorders of immunity include immune deficiency diseases, such… …

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  • 20 Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis — Classification and external resources Histopathological image of crescentic glomerulonephritis in a patient with MPO ANCA positive rapid progressive glomerulonephritis. Hematoxylin eosin stain …

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