Circulating immune complexes and platelet IgG in various diseases.

  title={Circulating immune complexes and platelet IgG in various diseases.},
  author={V Puram and David Giuliani and Bernard S. Morse},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  volume={58 3},
Correlation between platelet associated IgG (PAIgG), platelet count, and plasma polyethylene glycol (PEG) precipitable IgG immune complex (IC) like material was tested in normal subjects and patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and various types of liver disease. Elevated IC were observed in 27% and 22% of ITP and recovered ITP, respectively. A significant inverse correlation between platelet count and PAIgG was demonstrable in the ITP group. A… CONTINUE READING