Alterations in immunoglobulin & complement levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Chauhan1990AlterationsII,
  title={Alterations in immunoglobulin & complement levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Sandeep Chauhan and Manjula K. Gupta and Abhinav Goyal and Debanjana Dasgupta},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={1990},
  volume={92},
  pages={241-5}
}
Thirty patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; all smokers) and an equal number of controls (15 smokers) were studied. The COPD patients were further divided into group A (predominantly emphysema) and group B (predominantly bronchitis) of 15 patients each. Serum and sputum IgG, IgA and IgM and serum C3 and C4 were estimated. IgG, IgA, IgM and C3 and C4 were similar in smoker and non-smoker controls. Mean (+/- SD) serum IgG (IU/ml) was significantly higher in COPD patients (207… CONTINUE READING

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