J. Claude Bennett, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Some clarification of the extraordinarily complex picture of immunological injury is beginning to emerge in the area of immune complex disease. Evidence is mounting for the primary role of antigen-antibody complexes as the cause for some forms of vasculitis and nephritis. Analysis of bound antibody from diseased glomeruli has been useful in defining those aspects of the immune system that are involved. The ability of the Clq component of complement to precipitate circulating soluable immune complexes, as well as the utilization of the physical property of these complexes to precipitate in the cold, has aided in the detection of such
Bennett JC. Immune Complex Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:853. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-853_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):853.
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