Thyroglobulin autoantibodies in leprosy

Indian J Lepr. Apr-Jun 1986;58(2):191-5.

Abstract

Two hundred and five sera from lepromatous leprosy patients were tested for the presence of thyroglobulin autoantibodies using tanned red cell haemagglutination technique. Six out of 182 sera from LL patients and 5 out of 23 sera from LL patients with ENL gave a positive reaction for thyroglobulin autoantibodies.

MeSH terms

  • Autoantibodies / analysis*
  • Erythema Nodosum / diagnosis
  • Hemagglutination Tests
  • Humans
  • Leprosy / diagnosis*
  • Thyroglobulin / immunology*

Substances

  • Autoantibodies
  • Thyroglobulin