Immunoglobulin deficiency and determination of pneumococcal antibody titers in patients with therapy-refractory recurrent rhinosinusitis

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We examined 245 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis not responding to prolonged antibiotic treatment and tested each patient for humoral antibody deficiencies. Low immunoglobulin levels were found in 22 patients. Five of them had defects of two or more immunoglobulin isotypes that were diagnosed as common variable immunodeficiency (CVI). Seventeen had an… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004050050186

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@article{May1999ImmunoglobulinDA, title={Immunoglobulin deficiency and determination of pneumococcal antibody titers in patients with therapy-refractory recurrent rhinosinusitis}, author={Andrea May and Stefen Zielen and Ch. v. Ilberg and A. Weber}, journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology}, year={1999}, volume={256}, pages={445-449} }