Prevalence of Auto-antibodies in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Matthew P. Cheng, Guillame Butler-Laporte, Leighanne O. Parkes, Tyler D. Bold, Marvin J. Fritzler, Marcel A. Behr

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Abstract

The relationship between pulmonary tuberculosis and auto-antibodies remains undefined. In a study of 75 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and 75 controls, the prevalence of auto-antibodies was assessed in a reference laboratory using a comprehensive panel with standardized methodology. No significant relationship was found between auto-antibody prevalence and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank Fiona McIntosh and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) for their assistance and support regarding this project.

Funding Information:
Financial support. This research project was funded by a foundation grant to M.A.B. from the Canadian Institute of Health Research. M.P.C. receives salary support from a postdoctoral training grant, provided by the Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Keywords

  • auto-immunity
  • rheumatological conditions
  • tuberculosis

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