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

Serum Immunoglobulins Levels In Amoebiasis And Giardiasis

Nazoora Khan1, Sanjay Agarwal2, S. P Tyagi3, H. M Khan4 
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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.

How to cite this article:
Khan N, Agarwal S, Tyagi S, Khan H. Serum Immunoglobulins Levels In Amoebiasis And Giardiasis.Indian J Med Microbiol 1991;9:22-28

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Khan N, Agarwal S, Tyagi S, Khan H. Serum Immunoglobulins Levels In Amoebiasis And Giardiasis. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1991 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];9:22-28
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