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Serum concentrations of immunoglobulins and free light chains before and after vascular events in essential hypertension.
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PMID:  6402888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serum concentrations of immunoglobulins (Ig) and free light chains (LC) of Ig have been determined at regular intervals during five years in patients with essential hypertension and correlated to development of vascular complications. In 6 cardiac event patients serum IgG increased by 11.9% (p less than 0.05) and LC by 19.8% (p less than 0.05). IgG levels correlated positively with LC levels (r = 0.59, p less than 0.001) and changes in IgG correlated positively with changes in LC (r = 0.46, p less than 0.01). The post-event increments in IgG persisted up to 21 months. No significant changes in serum concentrations of IgA, IgM, albumin and creatinine were found. In 10 cerebral event patients and in matched groups of 15 uncomplicated hypertensive patients, no significant changes in the above parameters could be demonstrated. It is concluded that heart tissue damage in essential hypertension induces a long-lasting stimulation of B-lymphocytes, and it is suggested that the high Ig levels found in as yet uncomplicated hypertensive patients may reflect an ongoing damage of the vascular bed.
B O Kristensen; K Sølling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  213     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-15     Completed Date:  1983-04-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / immunology
Cerebrovascular Disorders / immunology
Creatinine / blood
Hypertension / complications,  immunology*
Immunoglobulin Light Chains / analysis*
Immunoglobulins / analysis*
Myocardial Infarction / immunology
Serum Albumin / analysis
Vascular Diseases / etiology,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin Light Chains; 0/Immunoglobulins; 0/Serum Albumin; 60-27-5/Creatinine

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