Antimyocardial Autoantibodies (AMCA)

Maurizio Rinaldi, Roberto Perricone, Carlo Perricone, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Abstract

It is clear that in many patients, autoantibodies are produced after a myocardial injury. It is less clear whether such autoantibodies have clinical significance. In addition, infection with specific microbial agents may also produce antimyocardial antibodies. Interestingly, in nested subgroups of patients, the presence of antimyocardial antibodies is predictive of clinical outcome including disease progression. However, further studies need to be done and improvements are required for the actual immunoassays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutoantibodies
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages349-355
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780444563781
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Antiepinephrine
  • Antimyosin
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Autoimmunity
  • Dilated cardiomyopathies

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