ANTI-SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE [ASCA] AND ANTI-NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC [ANCA] ANTIBODIES ARE NOT INCREASED IN TAKAYASU ARTERITIS


Ozbakir F. , Ugurlu S., Çelik A. B. , Seyahi E.

ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA, cilt.36, ss.20-23, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA REUMATOLOGICA PORTUGUESA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.20-23

Özet

Objectives: Takayasu arteritis (TA) may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As there is such an overlap and since both diseases show granulomatous histopathological lesions we reasoned similar biological pathways might be implicated in both conditions. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA) and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic (ANCA) antibodies - serological markers for IBD-among patients with TA.