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Systemic atopy and immunoglobulin deficiency in Turkish patients with vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
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PMID:  23323578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose: To determine the prevalence of systemic atopy and immunoglobulin (Ig) deficiencies in vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Methods: Sixty-seven VKC subjects (79.1% boys) with a mean age of 11.3 ± 4.3 years were included. Serum Ig levels and specific IgE levels were measured using the nephelometric method and reversed enzyme immunoassay with sandwich ELISA technique, respectively. The patients underwent epidermal skin tests with commercial extracts. Results: Family history of atopy and associated systemic allergies were detected in 32.8 and 40.3% of the subjects, respectively. Blood eosinophilia, elevated total, and specific IgE and positive skin tests were detected in 33.8, 42.2, 50, and 35% of the subjects, respectively. Out of 62 subjects, low levels of IgA, IgG, IgM, and IgG3 were detected in 12.9, 8, 6.5, and 1.6% of the patients, respectively. Conclusion: IgE-mediated mechanisms are involved in approximately 40% of VKC patients. A new finding was the higher incidence of Ig deficiency.
Banu Bozkurt; Hasibe Artac; Nasha Arslan; Bahar Gokturk; Mete Kaan Bozkurt; Ismail Reisli; Murat Irkec
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ocular immunology and inflammation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1744-5078     ISO Abbreviation:  Ocul. Immunol. Inflamm.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312169     Medline TA:  Ocul Immunol Inflamm     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Selcuk University, Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology , Konya , Turkey.
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