Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 10

Possible Correlation Between ANA Positivity and Neoplasms in the Elderly: Preliminary Results

Leonardo DO Carmo Nakamura1, Letycia Sette Vieira1, Gabriele Monteiro2 and Zamir Calamita3*

1Graduation - Marília Medical School (FAMEMA) - Marília - São Paulo - Brazil
2Biomedical - Blood Center - FAMEMA - Marília - São Paulo - Brazil
3Medical Immunologist - PhD - Department of Immunology and Allergy - FAMEMA - Marília, São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Zamir Calamita, Medical Immunologist - PhD - Department of Immunology and Allergy - FAMEMA - Marília, São Paulo, Brazil.

Received: July 18, 2023; Published: September 14, 2023


This is a case-control study in which elderly patients were compared regarding the presence or absence of neoplasms, dependent or not on ANA positivity. The control was composed of those with negative ANA and the group of cases was composed with those with positive ANA in low to moderate titers. The information was collected from a database of the immunology sector of the Blood Center of the Marília Medical School, state of São Paulo, Brazil. We evaluated 31 ANA positive patients (cases) and 36 ANA negative (controls). An OR = 1.93 (95% CI= 0.66 – 5.65) was found indicating a favorable trend for the association between ANA positivity and the presence of neoplasms, but without statistical significance. We believe more research is needed with larger samples in the study of this subject.

 Keywords: Antinucleus Factor; Coarse Speckled (CS); Drugs


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Citation: Zamir Calamita., et al. “Possible Correlation Between ANA Positivity and Neoplasms in the Elderly: Preliminary Results”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.10 (2023): 34-37.


Copyright: © 2023 Zamir Calamita., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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