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Journal of Immunology Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 143274, 5 pages
Research Article

Antiphospholipase A2 Receptor Autoantibodies: A Comparison of Three Different Immunoassays for the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy

1Division of Nephrology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-straße, 30625 Hannover, Germany
2Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
3INOVA Diagnostics, INC. 9900 Old Grove Road, San Diego, CA 32131-1638, USA
4Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1

Received 12 December 2013; Accepted 19 March 2014; Published 9 April 2014

Academic Editor: Pier-Luigi Meroni

Copyright © 2014 Astrid Behnert et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Clinical characteristics of IMN patients and Nephrotic Disease Control patients are described in the first two tables and include gender distribution, age, serum-creatinin, serum-urea, serum-albumin and proteinuria. Characteristics were similar except for a male predominance in our IMN cohort and a greater proteinuria in our Nephrotic Disease Control cohort. The Nephrotic Disease Control cohort includes patients with various diagnoses as can be seen in the third table.

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