Changes in humoral components of host defense following burn trauma.

@article{Bjornson1977ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in humoral components of host defense following burn trauma.},
  author={A B Bjornson and William A Altemeier and H Stephen Bjornson},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1977},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={88-96}
}
Serum opsonic activity for E. coli 075, conversion of C3 by inulin, total hemolytic complement (CH(50)), levels of native C3, factor B, C3b inactivator (KAF), properdin (P), and immunoglobulins (Ig) were determined in 14 patients with burns involving 13% to 91% body surface during 6 to 8 weeks postburn. In the 12 uninfected patients, levels of IgG and IgA were reduced during the first 10 days postburn, and decreased concentrations of P and IgM were demonstrated from three to 6 weeks postburn… CONTINUE READING