Anticardiolipin antibodies and polyarteritis nodosa

Lupus. 1994 Dec;3(6):523-4. doi: 10.1177/096120339400300616.


A patient with biopsy-diagnosed polyarteritis nodosa showed central nervous system (CNS) involvement and evidence of intrathecal synthesis of immunoglobulins, coincident with very high serum levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL). Cerebral angiography was normal. We suggest that aCL could be directly implicated in the CNS damage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Anticardiolipin / analysis*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / immunology*
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / pathology


  • Antibodies, Anticardiolipin
  • Immunoglobulin G