Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 1st, 2003
"Our aims were to determine the frequency and prognostic implications of antibodies to chromatin in autoimmune hepatitis. Three hundred seventy-one serum samples from 172 patients were tested by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Sixty-seven patients (39%) had antibodies to chromatin," according to researcher writing in the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
"Percent positivity was greater in men than women (58% vs. 34%, P=0.008), and seropositivity was associated with higher serum levels of gamma-globulin and immunoglobulin G. Antibodies to chromatin disappeared in 25...
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