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Immunological Studies in Arteritis of the Aorta and Great Vessels

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: (Published 07 September 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:589
  1. R. A. Asherson,
  2. G. L. Asherson,
  3. V. Schrire


    Sera from 21 patients with arteritis of the aorta and great vessels were studied. The mean level of IgG, IgM, and IgA immunoglobulin was raised. The incidence of rheumatoid and antinuclear factor and antibodies to aorta, liver, and thyroid was not raised.


    • * From the Cardiac Clinic, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, and the Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Research Group, supported in the Department of Medicine by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and the Department of Bacteriology, the London Hospital Medical College.