Article Text

PDF

Preference for basic IgG in early syphilis.
  1. J J Van Der Sluis,
  2. H E Menke,
  3. H Neumann

    Abstract

    By differential IgG measurements of sera of 27 patients with early infectious syphilis, it was found that infection with T. pallidium results in a preferential synthesis of IgG immunoglobulins characterized by high isoelectric points. The decrease in total IgG level observed after 6 weeks of treatment can to a large extent be accounted for by the decrease in basic IgG concentration. The relationship between the total and basic IgG levels and the number of T. pallidum present in the body during the three early stages of the disease studied is discussed.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.