Humoral immunity (immunoglobulins and C3) as well as nutritional conditions (serum albumin, transferrin) have been investigated in 23 patients in the acute phase after surgery and/or trauma. Immunoglobulin deficiency, well correlated with the severity of trauma, was observed in the most critically ill patients in the very early phase, followed by a rapid rise to near to normal values and typical immunologic response. There is no evidence that this depression of humoral immunity may enhance the risk of infectious complications in the post-operative period. Very different immunological patterns were observed in surgical patients with cronical sepsis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Changes of parameters of humoral immunity after operation or injury|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine