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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
Internal Medicine Marshfield Clinic Foundation 510 North St Joseph Ave Marshfield, Wis 54449
Issue of Publication
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Marshfield Clinic Fdn Med Res Education, Marshfield, Wisconsin
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