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Vasculitis and Bronchiectasis in a Patient With Antibodies to Bactericidal/Permeability-Increasing Protein and α1-Antitrypsin Deficiency FREE TO VIEW

Ravi Mahadeva; Ming Hui Zhao; Susan Stewart; Nathaniel Cary; Christopher Flower; Martin Lockwood; John Shneerson
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Affiliations: From the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Pathology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Affiliations: From the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Pathology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Affiliations: From the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Pathology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Affiliations: From the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Pathology, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.,  From the Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(6):1699-1701. doi:10.1378/chest.112.6.1699
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Abstract

A patient with α1-antitrypsin deficiency is reported herein; this subject developed aggressive bronchial disease and recurrent cutaneous vasculitis after pulmonary infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasmic antigens were detected, which produced granular cytoplasmic staining by indirect immunofluorescence with specificity for a newly characterized antigen: bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI). The bronchial disease and vasculitis improved, and the IgA anti-BPI titer fell after antipseudomonal treatment. This raises the possibility that anti-BPI antibodies contributed to both the bronchial disease and vasculitis.


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