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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-28

Serum Immunoglobulins Levels In Amoebiasis And Giardiasis

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Nazoora Khan

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Serum IgG, IgM and IgA were estimated in intestinal amoebiasis (46 cases), extra intestinal amoebiasis (28 cases of hepatic amoebiasis) and giardiasis (36 cases). Controls comprised of 22 healthy individuals. In both types of amoebic infection serum IgG, IgM and IgA were significantly raised while in giardiasis depression of serum IgA was recorded, indirect Haemaggulatination method (IHA) for demonstration of specific antibodies against amoebiasis revealed that all control cases and those of giardiasis were negative, 52.17% cases of intestinal amoebiasis were positive as against 85.72% positivity observed in extra intestinal (hepatic, invasive) amoebiasis. Serum Igs were further correlated with IHA negative and positive cases. Serum lgG significantly higher in IHA positive cases of both extra- intestinal and intestinal amoebiasis. Serum IgM exhibited no relationship in either group while IgA showed significant alteration only intestinal amoebiasis.

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