antiparietal cell antibody
antiparietal cell antibodyAn autoantibody that occurs in megaloblastic pernicious anaemia (PA), severe atrophic gastritis, in autoimmune thyroiditis and in other autoimmune-related conditions; patients with PA may also have antithyroid antibodies. APCA is also found in 2 to 3% of the normal population and increases with age.
Titre < 20 negative.
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antiparietal cell antibodyImmunology An autoantibody that occurs in megaloblastic–pernicious anemia–PA, severe atrophic gastritis; in autoimmune thyroiditis, Pts with PA may also have antithyroid antibodies; APCA is also found in 2 to 3% of the normal population and its presence ↑ with age
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