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Comparison of antibody responses in chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and tinea versicolor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6995349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Antibody titers against Candida albicans and Pityrosporum orbiculare, the presumed etiologic agent of tinea versicolor, were determined in normal subjects, and in patients with tinea versicolor or chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Whereas antibody against both organisms was found in low titer in normal subjects, a majority of patients with each infection had elevated antibody titers against the infecting organism. Patients infected with one organism did not have elevated titers against the other, and titers against one did not correlate with titers against the other. Therefore, these studies indicate that both of the superficial infections are capable of inducing a significant humoral immune response and that actual infection with the organism rather than mere colonization is required for production of the elevated antibody titers.
G J DaMert; C H Kirkpatrick; P G Sohnle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International archives of allergy and applied immunology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0020-5915     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. Arch. Allergy Appl. Immunol.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-24     Completed Date:  1980-10-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404561     Medline TA:  Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-104     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Agglutination Tests
Antibodies, Fungal / biosynthesis*
Candidiasis, Cutaneous / diagnosis,  immunology*
Chronic Disease
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Precipitin Tests
Tinea Versicolor / diagnosis,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Fungal

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