Autoantibodies and tropical infections

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Jan-Feb;84(1):162-5. doi: 10.1016/0035-9203(90)90419-f.


Autoantibodies against diverse autoantigens have long been known to exist in the sera of several tropical infections. The introduction of monoclonal antibody technology has allowed immortalization of autoantibody secreting B-lymphocytes and subsequent analysis of these autoantibodies. This paper discusses the current literature on the induction, origins, significance and analysis of autoantibodies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoantibodies / analysis
  • Autoantibodies / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Infections / immunology*
  • Tropical Climate


  • Autoantibodies