DOSAGGIO DELLE IMMUNOGLOBULINE E DELLA COMPONENTE SECRETORIA NELLA SALIVA DI SOGGETTI IN ETA PEDIATRICA, PRIMA E DOPO ADENOTONSILLECTOMIA

Translated title of the contribution: Assaying immunoglobulin and salivary secretory component in paediatric patients before and after removal of adenoids and tonsils

A. Di Stefano, M. Cingolani, P. Fortini, L. Moni, V. Tarantino, E. Tumminello, D. Risso

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Abstract

Levels of IgG, IgA, IgM, secretory IgA (SIgA) and secretory component (SC) were assessed in the saliva of 70 children before removal of adenoids and tonsils and 7 days and 6 months after surgery. Seven days after surgery a significant reduction was noted in IgG, IgA and SIgA together with an increase in IgM. Six months later all parameters had returned to pre-operative levels except for the secretory component which remained high. This, it is thought, proves that the role played by the tonsils in the regulation of local immunoglobulin production, despite the existence of numerous variables influencing immunoglobulin synthesis is quickly taken over by other gastrointestinal lymph structures. Thus the depression in local immunoglobulin secretion is probably transitory and reversible.

Translated title of the contributionAssaying immunoglobulin and salivary secretory component in paediatric patients before and after removal of adenoids and tonsils
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Volume37
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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