Complement proteins and C3 anaphylatoxin in the tears of patients with conjunctivitis.

@article{Ballow1985ComplementPA,
  title={Complement proteins and C3 anaphylatoxin in the tears of patients with conjunctivitis.},
  author={Mark Ballow and Peter C. Donshik and Louis M. Mendelson},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1985},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={473-6}
}
Previous studies in our laboratory have demonstrated pollen-specific IgG antibodies in the tears of patients with vernal conjunctivitis (VC) and elevated tear IgG levels in patients with contact lens-induced giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC). Tear secretions were examined for complement (C) proteins to determine the role of this effector system in the pathogenesis of these ocular disorders. The tears of VC (15) and GPC (10) patients with active disease had elevated tear levels of both C3 and… CONTINUE READING

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