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Anticentromere Antibodies

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Anticentromere antibodies are antibodies directed against centromeric proteins. They are present in various autoimmune disorders but are most commonly seen in CREST. They are sometimes also seen in diffuse scleroderma. 
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Autoimmune Disorders
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Anticentromere antibodies are present in various autoimmune disorders, especially in CREST.

CREST Syndrome (Limited Scleroderma)
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Anticentromere antibodies are found in 90% of patients with CREST syndrome, which is now known as limited or localized scleroderma. It is characterized by calcinosis, Raynaud phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia.

Diffuse Scleroderma
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Anticentromere antibodies are found in 15% of those with the diffuse form of scleroderma. Anti-Scl 70 antibodies (antibodies directed against DNA topoisomerase) are more commonly found in these patients.

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