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ANCA

abbreviation

medical Definition of ANCA

antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
  • ANCA-associated vasculitis
  • … he recommended that her blood be tested for anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies—ANCA for short. Introduced in the mid-to late 1980s, the test for the presence of such antibodies produced by the immune system has given doctors an early means of diagnosing Wegener's.
  • —Roger SchlueterThe Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat16 Oct. 2001

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ANCA


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