Interview with Professor Luis Andrade: ICAP 2019 – what’s new?

Five years ago, the ICAP initiative on harmonisation and standardisation in the nomenclature of HEp-2 IFA patterns was implemented at the International Workshop on Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity (IWAA) in São Paulo, Brazil. Luis E. C. Andrade, professor at the Rheumatology Division, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, has been involved from the […]

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Neuroimmunology – developments in research and diagnostics

In the late 1980s, scientists discovered for the first time autoantibodies that are associated with neurological diseases, first and foremost anti-Hu, anti-Ri and anti-Yo. Since then, test systems for these antibodies have become established in diagnostics and have enabled many life-saving medical findings. Neuroimmunology has now advanced further: 52 different neural autoantibodies have found their

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New pathogens on the rise – first commercial antibody detection test for Mayaro virus diagnostics now available

Over the past years, a global spread of a multitude of new viruses and other pathogens has been observed, leading to previously unknown diseases. Lately, there was an increase in epidemics of vector-borne infectious diseases, especially in tropical regions. Alongside dengue and chikungunya fever, Zika fever, which spread in large parts of the South American

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