Antimicrobial factors and bacterial correlation in chronic otitis media with effusion.

Abstract

Analyses of effusions and sera from patients with otitis media with effusion demonstrated local production in the middle ear of lysozyme, IgA and IgG. The effusion IgM was markedly elevated in some patients, also indicating local production. Complement C3 with rare exception was significantly lower in effusions than sera, suggesting utilization of… (More)

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