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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-85

Immune profile in cases of rheumatoid arthiritis

Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Amritsar

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VS Bajwa
Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Amritsar

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ABSTRACT: One hundred diagnosed cases of Rheumatoid arthiritis and 25 healthy persons as controls were studied for seroreactivity by Latex test & Rose Waaler test. Seventy percent were positive with Latex test and 62 percent with Rose Waaler test. In RF Positive group all the three serum immunoglobulins were raised significantly, but in the RF negative group only IgA was raised significantly. Levels of complement C3 were low in the RF positive group only as compared to RF negative and control group. L.E. cell phenomenon was observed in 4percent cases with severe disease.

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