Anticardiolipin antibodies: A study of frequency in TIA and stroke

David C. Hess, J. Krauss, R. J. Adams, F. T. Nichols, D. I. Zhang, H. A. Rountree

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We undertook a prospective study of consecutive patients to determine the frequency of elevated IgG and IgM anticardiolipin antibodies in transient ischemic attack and ischemic stroke and found elevated IgG antibodies in 8.2% (9 of 110) and IgM in 9.1% (10 of 110), only the former being significantly greater than in a healthy control population. We suggest that anticardiolipin screening be concentrated on the young.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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