Serum immunoglobulin levels in farmer's lung disease.
Roberts-RC; Wenzel-FJ; Emanuel-DA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 1973 Nov; 52(5):297-302
Serum concentrations of the 5 major classes of immunoglobulins are measured in 27 farmers' lung patients and compared with a group of normals and a group of patients with diffuse lung disease other than farmers lung. The mean immunoglobulin-G and immunoglobulin-A levels in the sera of the farmer's lung patients are found to be significantly higher than that of the normal group. The immunoglobulin-G level of the farmers lung group is also significantly higher than the group with diffuse lung disease. Immunoglobulin-M, immunoglobulin-D, and immunoglobulin-E are not remarkably different from normal in either diffuse lung disease group.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Hypersensitivity; Allergies; Hematology; Serology; Immunology
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