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What is the definition or description of: anticardiolipin antibodies?

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In brief: Mitochondrial factor

Cardiolipin is the equivalent of a mitochondrial factor, and so anticardiolipin antibodies are considered to be anti-mitochondrial antibiodies.
They are also found in various diseases (such as syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, behçet's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus). They can be seen in association with spontaneous abortions too.

In brief: Mitochondrial factor

Cardiolipin is the equivalent of a mitochondrial factor, and so anticardiolipin antibodies are considered to be anti-mitochondrial antibiodies.
They are also found in various diseases (such as syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, behçet's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus). They can be seen in association with spontaneous abortions too.
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: See below

Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and lupus.
They are a form of anti-mitochondrial antibody. Aca can be classified as either igm, igg or IgA and they can be ?2-glycoprotein dependent or independent. Anti-phospholipid antibodies can either be lupus anticoagulants or the aca.

In brief: See below

Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, and lupus.
They are a form of anti-mitochondrial antibody. Aca can be classified as either igm, igg or IgA and they can be ?2-glycoprotein dependent or independent. Anti-phospholipid antibodies can either be lupus anticoagulants or the aca.
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