Hungarian Immunology - 2009;8(01)

Hungarian Immunology

MARCH 20, 2009

[Features of serum carnitine ester profile in systemic sclerosis]

TALIÁN Csaba Gábor, KISS György Csaba, MELEGH Béla, CZIRJÁK László

[AIMS - Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular abnormalities, fibrosis, inflammatory changes, and late stage atrophy with obliterative vasculopathy. Clinically it has two distinct subtypes, limited (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Carnitine is an essential metabolite with ester forming capability. We investigated the possible relationship between carnitine metabolism and systemic sclerosis, stratified by disease subgroups. PATIENTS... tovább »

Hungarian Immunology

MARCH 20, 2009

Hungarian Immunology

MARCH 20, 2009