anticardiolipin antibodies

an·ti·car·di·o·lipin an·ti·bod·ies

antibodies directed against cardiolipid, a phosphorylated polysaccharide ester of fatty acids found in cell membranes. Associated with immune-mediated illnesses, syphilis, and strokes; thought to be from a hypercoagulable state.

anticardiolipin antibodies

See ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME.
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Such patients have multiple serological abnormalities like anticardiolipin antibodies, cryoglobulins, and hypocomplementemia.
The three pregnancies with fetal loss included two women who tested positive for anticardiolipin antibodies.
Immunoglobulin G anticardiolipin antibodies and progression to Q fever endocarditis.
They are often concurrent with anticardiolipin antibodies and both cause antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
High prevalence of anticardiolipin antibodies in patients with asymptomatic hepatitis C virus infection associated acute ischemic stroke.
The most clinically important APLs are the lupus anticoagulant, the anticardiolipin antibodies, and anti-[beta]2 GPI.
Lupus anticoagulant is the most important predictor of risk and high titer anticardiolipin antibodies alone don't provide substantial risk," said Dr.
At that time the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis, biochemical analysis, vasculitis markers, serum levels of anticardiolipin antibodies, anti-Ro, anti-LA, anti-JO-1, anti SM, anti scl-70, and rheumatoid factor were within normal limits but erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 76 mm/h.
19) Anticardiolipin antibodies show clinically significant association only at moderate to high titers, and the IgG isotype appears to carry more clinical significance than the IgM isotype for both aCL and antiB2GPI antibodies.
1-3) Non-treponemal tests (RPR) detect anticardiolipin antibodies and are not specific for syphilis.
Anticardiolipin antibodies were more commonly seen in class IV lupus nephritis.
The potential mechanisms proposed are the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, such as anticardiolipin antibodies and lupus anticoagulants, and also increased levels of von Willebrand factor, fibrinogen and D-dimers as well as deficiencies of protein C, protein S, antithrombin III, heparin cofactor II and increased platelet activation.