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Negative Anti-C1q Antibody Titers May Influence Therapeutic Decisions and Reduce the Number of Renal Biopsies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
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PMID:  21325866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a cross-sectional study involving 62 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we found that patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN) had higher titers of anti-C1q antibodies than active SLE without nephritis patients. Anti-C1q was associated with a negative predictive value of 94.59%, a positive predictive value of 52%, a sensitivity of 86.66% and a specificity of 74.47% for the diagnosis of LN. We conclude that high titers of anti-C1q antibodies are strongly associated with the presence of active LN, and the negative predictive value of this test for diagnosing LN is very high; therefore, it can influence therapeutic decisions and reduce the number of renal biopsies in patients with SLE.
Authors:
Carlos Geraldo Guerreiro de Moura; Cristóvão Luis Pitangueira Mangueira; Luzia Arlinda Sampaio Cruz; Constança Margarida Sampaio Cruz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron. Clinical practice     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1660-2110     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159763     Medline TA:  Nephron Clin Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  c355-c360     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, São Paulo, Brazil.
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