Author(s): Imran A, Neelam F, Tariq M, Imran A, Neelam F, Tariq M
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Abstract The following study was conducted to know the incidence of antinuclear antibody [ANA] in various types of cancers in different age groups of both sexes. Results revealed that an overall level of ANA in female is higher than males. This study also showed that out of 50 only 20 cancer patients had raised level of ANA. Whereas in control group only one was positive for antinuclear antibody. Of these 20 positive cases, 4 were having very high titer of ANA, 13 showed high titer and 3 samples were moderately high titer of ANA. The high prevalence of autoantibodies found in aged cancer subjects could be attributed to several cellular and humoral immunological aberrations, which occur with the aging process. The results of this study confirm the earlier observation of necrosis of tumour tissue could be an important contributing factor for production of autoantibodies.
This article was published in Indian J Med Sci
and referenced in Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology