Role of determining circulating immune complexes level in evaluating efficacy of treatment in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis: a preliminary study

Singh, Gurpal; Rao Bhau, L.N. and Saxena, S.N. (1988) Role of determining circulating immune complexes level in evaluating efficacy of treatment in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis: a preliminary study. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 35 (1). pp. 17-21.

Full text available as:

PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewer.
817 Kb

Abstract

Sera from 20 patients suffering from active pulmonary tuberculosis were examined for the presence of circulating immune complexes (CICs) by Complement Consumption assay (CC-assay) and Polyethelcne Glycol precipitation assay (PEG-assay). Simultaneously, sputum was examined for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) by Microscopy and Culture techniques. CICs levels determined by above methods correlated well with effectiveness of treatment. These determinants are thus considered useful in evaluating the success or otherwise of the treatment of patients.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Serum, Sera, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Fast Bacilli, Circulating Immune Complexes, Culture Techniques, Complement Consumption Assay, Treatment, Polyethelcne Glycol precipitation assay
Subjects:Hemic and Immune Systems > Immune System
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins > Proteins > Blood Proteins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Investigative Techniques > Immunologic Techniques
Biomedical and Dental Materials > Polymers > Polyethylene Glycols
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Biological Products > Immune Sera
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Antigen-Antibody Complex
ID Code:3129
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:03 November 2008

Archive Staff Only: edit this record