Jan 1, 1977

Immunological indices in chronic liver diseases

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A MaleevD Ninova


The study aimed at the confrontation of the results from the investigation of the immunoglobulines G, M, and A (IgG, IgM and IgA), the test for spontaneous rosette formation and the determination of Australian antigen (HBsAg) in 110 patients with chronic liver disease (liver steatosis, chronic persisting hepatitis, chronic aggressive hepatitis and liver cirrhosis). The diagnosis was morphologically confirmed and some of the patients were repeatedly examined. No significant interrelations among the three main classes of immunoglobulines were established in the majority of the groups of chronic liver diseases, speaking for the individual information, carried by the separate immunoglobuline classes. Correlation was established between IgG and IgM in chronic active hepatitis. The mean values of IgG and IgM are considerably higher in cases with splenomegaly. IgG is more often increased when the patients are carriers of HBsAg, being in agreement with the contemporary concepts about the differences in immune pathological mechanism in chronic liver diseases, with and without HB5-antigenemia.

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Hepatitis B Antigens
Fatty Liver
Chronic Liver Disease
Fibrosis, Liver
Hepatitis B antigen peptide
Liver Diseases
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens

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