Antizytoplasmatische Antikörper bei Frähformen des Morbus Wegener*

Translated title of the contribution: Anticytoplasmatic Antibodies in Early Forms of Wegener's Disease

W. L. Gross*

*Corresponding author for this work


In order to determine the sensitivity of anticytoplasmic antibodies (ACPA-ANCA) in limited forms of Wegener's granulomatosis we have investigated 807 serum samples out of 222 patients with Wegener's granulomatosis. ACPA-ANCA has been detected in 64% of cases with active limited disease and in 94% of patients with active generalized disease. In contrast ACPA-ANCA has been observed in sera of patients in complete remission only in 43% (limited disease) and in 53% (generalized disease). So ACPA-ANCA appears to be of high diagnostic value even in the limited forms of Wegener's granulomatosis.
Translated title of the contributionAnticytoplasmatic Antibodies in Early Forms of Wegener's Disease
Original languageGerman
JournalAktuelle Rheumatologie
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)137-138
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 07.1989

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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