Elevated anticardiolipin antibody titer is a stroke risk factor in a multiethnic population independent of isotype or degree of positivity Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibodies, Anticardiolipin
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M

abstract

  • In the largest study of its kind to date, aCL antibodies were demonstrated to be independent stroke risk factors across the 3 ethnic groups studied, conferring a 4-fold increased risk of ischemic stroke. IgG and for the first time IgM aCL were each shown to be associated with increased stroke risk. The prevalence of these antibodies and the stroke risk associated appear greater than previously reported.

publication date

  • August 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10436101

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1561

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 30

number

  • 8