A beaded pattern of immunofluorescence (IF) occasionally occurs in routine FTA-ABS testing. This phenomenon strongly correlates with false-positive reactions in patients with SLE. We report on this IF finding in association with carcinoma of the colon.
(Arch Dermatol 115:341-342, 1979)
Duncan SC, Perry HO, Schroeter AL. Beaded Fluorescence Pattern on FTA-ABS Test Associated With Malignancy. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(3):341-342. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010030049020