Volume 5 Issue 4 (July - August, 2019)

Original Articles

Alteration of immunoglobulin level in smokers- A clinical study
Akriti Mahajan

Background: The present study was conducted to assess immunoglobulins levels in smokers. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 65 subjects of both gender. Equal number of controls was also included. For serum immunoglobulins estimation about 2.5 ml blood was collected from antecubital vein in all subjects. Separated serum was collected in separate container and serum level of IgG and IgA was estimated by automated Nephelometry method. Results: Group I (smokers) comprised of 65 patients and group II (control) comprised 65 healthy subjects. The mean level of IgG was 14.32 in group I and 7.15 in group II. IgA was 3.63 in group I and 1.41 in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found raised level of IgG and IgA level in smokers as compared to control healthy subjects.
Key words: Immunoglobulins, Smokers, IgA

Received: 29 July, 2019                                      Revised: 5 August, 2019                           Accepted: 16 August, 2019

Corresponding author: Dr. Akriti Mahajan, MDS, Oral Medicine & Radiology, Private consultant, Jammu Kashmir.

This article may be cited as: Mahajan A. Alteration of immunoglobulin levels in smokers- A clinical study. Int J Res Health Allied Sci 2019; 5(4):73-75.

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