Acute-phase proteins in patients with systemic sclerosis

Clin Rheumatol. 2000;19(2):165-6. doi: 10.1007/s100670050039.

Abstract

Acute-phase proteins were determined in serum of 20 women with systemic sclerosis and 10 age-matched healthy controls. All the patients had had symptoms of the disease less than five years. An increase in only a few proteins (haptoglobin, alpha1-acid glycoprotein, complement component C3 and alpha2-macroglobulin) was found. The results indicate for the impaired acute phase response in patients with systemic sclerosis.

MeSH terms

  • Acute-Phase Proteins / metabolism*
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / blood*

Substances

  • Acute-Phase Proteins