Effect of moderate malnutrition on concentrations of immunoglobulins and enzymes in tears and saliva of young Colombian children.

@article{McMurray1977EffectOM,
  title={Effect of moderate malnutrition on concentrations of immunoglobulins and enzymes in tears and saliva of young Colombian children.},
  author={David Neil McMurray and Henry Rey and L J Casazza and Ronald Watson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1977},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={1944-8}
}
The influence of moderate malnutrition on immunoglobulins and enzymes in the sera and secretions of 71 Colombian children was studied. Concentrations of immunoglobulin A, immunoglobulin G, lysozyme, albumin, and aminopeptidase were measured in the sera, tears, and saliva of 27 normal, 32 grade I, 9 grade II, and 3 grade III malnourished children. The most severely malnourished children, grades II and III, had markedly reduced immunoglobulin A concentrations and elevated immunoglobulin G… CONTINUE READING

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