Journal article

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated active scleritis

Lani T Hoang, Lyndell L Lim, Brian Vaillant, Dongseok Choi, James T Rosenbaum

ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) testing provides prognostic information in evaluating scleritis. METHODS: Retrospective medical record review of patients evaluated at a tertiary care center from January 1, 1995, to June 30, 2006, was performed to compare clinical features, treatments, and associated systemic disease in patients who test positive for ANCA vs patients whose ANCA tests are negative. RESULTS: Among 78 patients identified, 14 tested positive for ANCA. Patients with positive ANCA test results were more likely to have an associated systemic disorder (10 of 14 or 71%) than were patients who tested negative for ANCA (26 of 64 or 41%; P = .04..

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