Antinuclear autoantibodies in relation to bipolar affective disorder and lithium therapy

B. Spivak, M. Radwan, P. Bartur, R. Mester, A. Weizman*

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Abstract

We investigated the presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in 63 drug free and lithium treated bipolar patients as compared to 37 healthy controls. Increased frequency of positive ANA was detected in bipolar patients in comparison to controls (19% vs 5%, respectively, P < 0.05). This finding was unrelated to lithium treatment. No antinative DNA antibodies or antihistone reactive antibodies were detected among the ANA positive subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antinuclear antibodies (ANA)
  • Autoimmunity
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Lithium

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