Circulating immune complexes in familial Mediterranean fever, systemic lupus erythematosus and HBsAg carriers

A. Zlotnick, Y. Levo, R. Fishel, M. Ehrenfeld, M. Levy, D. Shouval, M. Eliakin

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Abstract

Circulating immune complexes (CIC) were detected by Clq binding assay in 30 out of 54 patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), 17 out of 25 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and in 15 out of 21 HBsAg carriers. The mean Clq binding in 60 normal individuals was 7.5% (upper limit 12%) versus 25.5% in FMF, 26.0% in SLE and 15.8% in HBsAg carriers. 13 out of 54 FMF patients had Clq binding above 40%. The presence of CIC in FMF patients has, to the best of our knowledge, not been reported before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-57+100
JournalHarefuah
Volume97
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1980

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