Anti-histone antibodies

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Anti-histone antibodies (see histones below) can often be detected in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. However, since they have a low specificity and are not associated with certain clinical symptoms, they play a subordinate role from a diagnostic point of view. Almost all patients with drug-induced lupus erythematosus have anti-histone antibodies.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020