PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.30, ss.380-383, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Background and Objectives: Autoantibodies are innmunglobulins occurred directly against autoantigens that are known as endogen antigens. Autoinnmune disease is an occasion that the body begins a fight against its own cells and tissues. The antibodies that are created by the body against its own cell nuclei are called as anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA), and one of the methods used for detection and pattern of ANA is indirect immunofluorescence test (IIF). In the present study, it was aimed to determine the rate of ANA positivity and patterns of the positive specimens, and to investigate the relationship between ANA positivity and diseases in patients.