Studies of immunologic and inflammatory factors in saliva in patients with asthma and in patients with periodontitis.

  • T M Hyyppä
  • Published 1981 in Journal of clinical periodontology


To study the salivary response in asthma and periodontitis, calcium and phosphorus concentrations were determined from parotid and whole saliva. The IgE and histamine concentrations and the activities of lysozyme and arginine aminopeptidases were assayed from whole saliva. The values were compared with those obtained from matched healthy controls (n = 20 in… (More)


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