Immunoprofile of pulmonary tuberculosis-comparison with normal healthy controls.

G. G. Bhave, A. V. Pathare, C. Dagha, L. Chabria, S. G. Dalvi

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Abstract

The immunoprofile of 60 adult patients of pulmonary tuberculosis was studied and compared with 22 normal controls. The immunological parameters studied were serum protein electrophoresis, serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA and IgM), delayed hypersensitivity by Mantoux test, and T-cell % estimation. The mean total serum proteins and serum albumin were significantly lower, whereas mean beta and gamma globulins were elevated. Mean serum IgG and serum IgA showed a significant rise, whereas the T-cell % was significantly reduced when compared to controls. The significance of these findings is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989

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