Serum immunoglobulin A and antibody to M-associated protein in patients with acute glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever.

@article{Potter1982SerumIA,
  title={Serum immunoglobulin A and antibody to M-associated protein in patients with acute glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever.},
  author={Elizabeth Potter and Martha A. Shaughnessy and THEO POON-KING and David P. Earle},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1982},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={227-34}
}
Serum immunoglobulin A (IgA) was markedly increased in 80% of 50 patients with acute rheumatic fever in Trinidad in contrast to 20% of 63 patients with acute glomerulonephritis, whereas serum IgG was increased in nearly all of both groups. Since total antibody to M-associated protein (MAP) (assessed by complement fixation) is the only antibody as yet consistently found to be of higher titer in patients with acute rheumatic fever than in patients with acute glomerulonephritis in Trinidad, it was… CONTINUE READING

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