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ea0014p304 | (1) | ECE2007

The prevalence of anti-C1q antibodies is increased in autoimmune thyroid disorders

Potlukova Eliska , Jiskra Jan , Sandova Petra , Limanova Zdenka , Smutek Daniel , Mareckova Helena , Antosova Marie , Trendelenburg Marten

Background: Autoantibodies directed against complement C1q (anti-C1q) have been described in a number of systemic autoimmune disorders. In systemic lupus erythematosus, they are strongly associated with proliferative lupus nephritis. However, no study has focused on the presence of anti-C1q in organ specific autoimmune disorders. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of anti-C1q in autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITD).Methods: Serum levels...