The Antibodies Song

This song is to help us remember autoantibodies and the autoimmune diseases they cause. It is inspired by Wakko Warner’s The 50 States and their capitals song.

Lyrics:
ANA and Anti-Smith are for Lupus
Rheumatoid Factor Rheumatoid arthritis
Theres anti-centromere if youre looking for CREST
Double stranded DNA is Lupus nephritis

Anti-SSA and anti-SSB are the antibodies for Sjogrens Disease
Anti-RNP for MCTD
Anti-basement membrane is for Goodpastures disease

Anti-jo 1 for polymyositis
ANCA can be found in microscopic polyarteritis
Anti-GAD diabetes mellitus
And Anti smooth muscles in autoimmune hepatitis

Anti-mitochondrial PBC
In Celiac sprue look for Anti-TTG
Anti-histone drug induced SLE
in Scleroderma youll find SCL 70

Lets say that a patient has a PE
Youll want to send Anti cardiolipin antibody
As long as youre working up a hypercoagulable state
Send Lupus anticoagulant and APLA, mate

TSI is in Graves disease
Now lets say your patient has a high MCV
Pernicious anemia it may be
Send Anti-parietal cell Ab

Anti TPO Hashimotos thyroiditis
Acetylcholine receptor Myasthenia gravis
Finally Antiplatelet antibody
Is not needed to diagnose ITP

Thats all the antibodies for now

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