Serologic and immunopathologic findings in temporal arteritis

J. Chess, D. M. Albert, A. K. Bhan, E. I. Paluck, N. Robinson, B. Collins, B. Kaynor

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In 104 patients undergoing biopsies for temporal arteritis, lymphocyte characterization identified both T4 helper/inducer and T8 cytotoxic/suppressor lymphocytes in approximately equal numbers. B lymphocytes were absent. Deposition of IgM and IgG was observed in three of 16 positive biopsy specimens. Antinuclear antibodies were present in ten of 16 biopsy-proven cases of temporal arteritis compared with 19 of 55 in the control group with negative biopsy specimens. Anti-smooth-muscle, anti-DNA, and antimitochondrial antibodies were not useful in distinguishing between the two groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-289
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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    Chess, J., Albert, D. M., Bhan, A. K., Paluck, E. I., Robinson, N., Collins, B., & Kaynor, B. (1983). Serologic and immunopathologic findings in temporal arteritis. Unknown Journal, 96(3), 283-289.