Utility of Immunofluorescence in Dermatology

Shetty, Varsha M and Kumudhini, Subramanian and Rao, Raghavendra (2017) Utility of Immunofluorescence in Dermatology. Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 8 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2229-5178

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Abstract

skin diseases, especially autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBDs). Nomenclature of certain AIBDs (for example, linear IgA diseases and IgA pemphigus) has been done based solely on the finding of tissue‑bound immunoreactants as detected by IF tests. Direct and indirect are the two major types of IF tests; they are not only useful in the diagnosis but also guide the clinician in the treatment at least in certain AIBDs, as the titer of circulating antibodies as detected by IF reflects the disease activity. In this review, we describe techniques, various types of IF, and its modification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autoimmune blistering diseases; Diagnosis; Immunofluorescence tests
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 10:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148237

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